Katra and I had the opportunity to take a kid-free vacation for a few days, so we headed across the pond to Holland. Holland, Michigan, that is. The Holland/Saugatuck area is a big vacation spot on the Lake Michigan coast of the lower peninsula. When we went at the end of March, the weather was starting to warm up but it wasn’t yet crowded with tourists as it is in the summer.
Saugatuck is on the north side of Kalamazoo Lake. Here’s a view along the lakeshore towards the eastern end of Saugatuck.
A panorama of the Saugatuck shoreline
This big old tree grows along the lake behind the Saugatuck Village Hall
We never did figure out what this building was originally for. It has some old, rusted, and very odd looking equipment inside that we couldn’t identify.
Windmill Island in Holland
Tulips and daffodils were already in bloom, about a month early. Not good news for the annual Tulip Festival the next month.
Along the Lake Michigan shore north of Fennville
Kollen Park in Holland, Michigan
The beach at Holland State Park
A NOAA weather station on the pier at Holland State Park
Ian fell asleep reading a book about space, turned to a page about the sun, using the book to shade his eyes from said sun. I think there must be some irony in that.