Monday, October 8, 2012

Monday, Monday...

So what happens when a Monday is indeed true to its reputation? Well I don't know about the rest of you, but today I am looking back through photos of the Mackinaw City trip I took back in August with friends. Part of the trip, was an actual visit over to Mackinac Island. That's where this particular photo I'm sharing on this post comes from. It was during the carriage tour did we pause by this natural limestone occurrence. It's called Arch Rock and formed during the Nipissing post-glacial period. It's recorded at standing 146 feet above the water levels over Lake Huron! As someone who saw this first hand (and snapped that photo you see), I can't say I argue. The thing was pretty high up. Seemed like quite the drop down to the lower part of the island.

When we got back on the carriage though for the rest of the tour, our tour guide shared that the Arch Rock is sadly deteriorating. Now it's been a couple of months since the trip, but if memory serves right he said there is a prediction that in a matter of fifty or so years it won't exist anymore. At the very least it won't look like it does now. My mouth sort of fell open at that shared prediction. As, looking at that breathtakingly beautiful sight, it's hard to imagine it won't always be there. It's also kind of sad and exciting to know that as well. Sad, because generations to come may miss out on such a sight. Exciting though, because I did get to see it. I got to capture it with my camera and stand there in awe of the beautiful view it provided.

Now see... this is exactly how I have turned my “Monday blues” around. Thinking about Arch Rock has seriously just put a smile upon my face again. It really was beautiful and I strongly recommend that anyone who goes to the Island, makes sure they stop by and see it for themselves. It's just simply amazing and more beautiful in person.

--XOXO, Jane


  1. That is a beautiful shot! I've been there, seen it. Yeah! (I was after all living in Michigan!)

    1. Thank you very much!! :) Really? What part of Michigan? I think Mackinac Island is one of those places everyone should go see. XD The boat rides to and from terrified me, but they were worth it! LOL!