|Hills Point Docking's boathouse from the beach at Hills Point Resort|
The Les Cheneaux Islands are one of my favorite spots in Michigan. This group of thirty-six islands just east of the Mackinac Bridge have long been an important place for my family. My dad vacationed there when he was young, then he and my mom took me and my siblings back every summer
while we were growing up. Last year, I finally visited again for the first time in years
, bringing my own kids along to experience the serenity and slow pace of these islands.
This year, we returned. We relaxed. We reveled in the beauty of our surroundings.
It's not just nostalgia and good times with family that bring me back. The tranquil waters and quiet shores bring peace to my soul and beckon my return.
|Sunrise over Flowers Bay|
|The end of Hill Island Road on a morning run|
The islands provide some of my favorite sunsets in Michigan, whether I am on shore or on the water. The last sunset of my vacation was bittersweet because it will probably be at least a year before I can see these gorgeous skies again.
|The sky at sunset (My 8-year-old daughter took this picture. Had to share)|
|Sunset reflecting off the water|
|Sunset on Hill Island|
|The southern end of the Islands with Lake Huron before us and the sun beginning to set|