The snow was coming down and the wind was blowing out of the northwest. I went down under the bridge and snapped some pictures. It was f-r-e-e-z-i-n-g on the beach! Yet it was so peaceful. The water is frozen so there is no noise from the waves. All you hear is your heart beating. So make yourself a hot beverage, relax and enjoy the winter beauty of Mackinaw.
The ice waves were incredible. They looked like mountains of whipped cream
In this day and age, it is hard to fantom complete silence. I could actually hear the snow falling on the bare trees and through the air. I cannot imagine how desolate it must have been for the lighthouse keeper or how bitterly cold it must have been to soldier on guard duty.