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NORDIC WALKING POLES OR WALKING STICKS – -ARE THEY FOR YOU?

Posted: March 26, 2016 9:57 am

Why you might want to consider a walking or hiking stick or what are called Nordic walking poles for your walks on Presque Isle. Do you want to enjoy a better overall workout without feeling you are exerting any more work or energy?  Then you might think about trying to use walking sticks or Nordic… View Article


FOGGY MORNING ON PRESQUE ISLE

Posted: March 15, 2016 10:09 am

  On Saturday morning, I woke up at 4 a.m. for some crazy unexplainable reason.  Sleep had made a quick escape from my morning menu. As I went into the kitchen to make coffee, I noticed that I could barely see my garage just sixty feet away. The fog was like the old time saying… View Article


IT MUST BE SPRING???

Posted: March 10, 2016 9:35 am

It’s Tuesday, March 8, and spring is not scheduled to arrive until the 20th.  This morning with camera in hand and coffee in my mug I ventured out to Presque Isle at 7:15 a.m.  I had a jacket handy, but for the most part, I really didn’t need it.   It was 65 degrees out unless… View Article


ICE DUNES AT PRESQUE ISLE BEAUTIFUL, WONDERFUL AND MISSING

Posted: February 12, 2016 8:47 am

  “Don’t climb the ice dunes”, warn the signs and rangers on Presque Isle. Of course, that’s when there are ice dunes. Last Thursday I had a meeting at Lakeshore Country club where I could look out over Lake Erie and see eight foot waves rolling in off the ice free lake. These waves can… View Article



THE MANY OLD-FASHIONED DELIGHTS OF A PRESQUE ISLE WINTER

Posted: January 22, 2016 6:48 am

Today is midday, midweek, mid-January, and midwinter and sure enough a light flurry snow is falling.  This IS Erie, right?  Under this winter wonderland spell, Presque Isle takes on a hushed Currier and Ives look and quality. As I drive onto the park, I notice quite a few courageous walkers on the multi-purpose trail. They… View Article


THE LURE OF LIGHTHOUSES – – Where history and legend meet

Posted: January 18, 2016 1:01 pm

  Wherever there are large bodies of water, there very likely are lighthouses.  They come in all shapes and sizes. Lighthouses, by their very nature, seem to attract tales of shipwrecks and tales of ghost ships, plus the storybook life’s of their keepers. They are many times lonely sentries on treacherous shores. For example, take… View Article


SUNSCREEN AND SUN SAFETY

Posted: May 4, 2015 5:02 pm

It is getting to be that time of year when many of us worry about getting TOO MANY of those wonderful spring and summer sun rays. Sure, we all know that using sunscreen is important to protect us from getting burned and maybe even reduce the risk of developing melanoma. But do an of us… View Article


ALL ABOUT SAND DUNES AND SANDY BEACHES

Posted: November 3, 2014 9:09 am

  “Sand is a substance that is beautiful, mysterious and infinitely variable; each grain on the beach is the result of processes that go back into the shadowy beginning of life, or of earth itself.” Rachel Carson In many ways, the Great Lakes are very much like large fresh water oceans, but for two important… View Article


SAD days are coming! – – Can Walking on Presque Isle Help?

Posted: October 23, 2014 7:37 pm

  It is fall and winter is on its way.   When you leave for work, its dark outside.   Soon when you leave for home – – it’s dark outside.   These short days and lack of natural sunlight cause many people to become SAD.    What is SAD?   Seasonal Affective Disorder.   It can and does make many… View Article


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