Travel Ahh….Lakes

A pine tree hides Lake Minerva in Danbury, Wisconsin.

A pine tree hides Lake Minerva in Danbury, Wisconsin.

Hailing originally from Minnesota — the Land of 10,000 Lakes — I have a thing for water, especially lakes. There’s nothing like zenning out while sitting on the dock of a still lake and listening to the occasional waves lap the side of a pontoon boat.

This is a collection of lake photos I’ve take in the past year. Some of the shots are of reservoirs, which are not the same, in my opinion, but they are still bodies of beautiful water.

Sand Lake at dusk in Salida, CO

Sand Lake at dusk in Salida, CO

Sand Lake, Salida, Colorado, USA.

Sand Lake in the dead of winter.

Sand Lake, Salida, CO, in the dead of winter.

Sand Lake, Salida, Colorado, USA.

The geese at Sand Lake are quite vocal. Here my son, Eddie, checks one out.

The geese at Sand Lake are quite vocal. Here my son, Eddie, checks one out.

Sand Lake, Salida, Colorado, USA.

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Duluth's lighthouse perched on the pier at Lake Superior.

Duluth’s lighthouse perched on the pier at Lake Superior.

Lake Superior, Duluth, Minnesota, USA.

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The best view of the Toronto skyline is from a ferry ride on Lake Ontario.

The best view of the Toronto skyline is from a ferry ride on Lake Ontario.

Lake Ontario, Toronto, Canada.

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Boats parked in a cove off Wayzata Bay on Lake Minnetonka.

Boats parked in a cove off Wayzata Bay on Lake Minnetonka.

Lake Minnetonka, Wayzata, Minnesota, USA.

On the other side of the tracks — Lake Minnetonka.

On the other side of the tracks — Lake Minnetonka.

Lake Minnetonka, Wayata, Minnesota, USA.

The same spot from a different angle in the winter and at night.

The same spot from a different angle in the winter and at night.

Lake Minnetonka, Wayata, Minnesota, USA.

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Blue Mesa Reservoir (with an Instagram effect) Gunnison, CO

Blue Mesa Reservoir (with an Instagram effect) Gunnison, CO

Blue Mesa Reservoir, outside Gunnison, Colorado, USA.

Blue Mesa Reservoir as a thunderstorm hits.

Blue Mesa Reservoir as a thunderstorm hits.

Blue Mesa Reservoir, outside Gunnison, Colorado, USA.

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I think this photo of Morrow Point Reservoir looks almost fake.

I think this photo of Morrow Point Reservoir looks almost fake.

Morrow Point Reservoir, Black Canyon, Colorado, USA.

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Lake Minerva — this lake is very special to me since I've been going to my grandparent's cabin on this lake for more than 35 years.

Lake Minerva — this lake is very special to me since I’ve been going to my grandparent’s cabin on this lake for more than 35 years.

Lake MInerva, Danbury, Wisconsin, USA.

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8 thoughts on “Travel Ahh….Lakes

  1. Great pics Steph, hard to pick a favourite. How cool there’s been a holiday cabin in the family for much of your life. I’ve always thought it would be nice to have traditions centred around that sort of a place.

    • Thanks so much, Hayley! Yeah, the cabin is pretty special. I’m realizing I’ve moved around quite a bit, but the cabin in constant. The best part is that my kids are enjoying it now with my parents.

    • Uday — thank you! This is a huge compliment since I really respect your photography. To be honest, I was really lucky with the Sand Lake image since I took it with my iPhone. It was the perfect, still early evening in Colorado. Cheers 🙂

    • Thank you, Leanne — It always is a HUGE compliment when you like one of my photos. I will say that Minnesota and Wisconsin have an endless supply of cool photo ops regarding lake life. Lake Superior is a particularly beautiful lake and because it is so big and has numerous lighthouses, it often looks like an ocean scene. It would be well worth a visit — if you ever decide on it, you could experience “cabin living.” I’d be happy to host 🙂

      Thanks so much for commenting, Leanne — I don’t know how you do it  — I’ve been struggling with keeping up with Travel Oops lately and even with checking in on my favorite blogs, including yours! Cheers

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