Saturday, September 4, 2010

Door County's Most Famous Sport

As reported below, I recently returned from a great trip to Door County, Wisconsin. I went with my best friend, LCB. We go back to 7th grade, with a long hiatus in our closeness between our college days, when we went our separate ways, until about 10 years ago when I decided to use the Internet to locate her with the aim of resuming our friendship. Resume we did, it's like the thirty years apart had never happened. Anyway, this trip was girls only, KLK stayed home with Teddy, but a good time was had by all.

So there's lots and lots to do in Door County. We decided, mixed in with the boutique shopping and lighthouse visiting that we would try our luck with Door County's favorite sport: sitting in a very comfortable chair, watching the Lake (actually, Lake Michigan's Green Bay) at sunset. It's an especial treat after a fish boil, on which I will expound at a later time. For now, enjoy these photos of some honed practitioners and the sports equipment they use:
LCB working out like a native, on the pier at Ephraim
Unoccupied equipment basking in the glow of the sunset, Ephraim
More experts in the highly competitive sport of sunset-over-the-water-watching

Though it might go on all day, it doesn't start too early in the morning. I supposed that's because all the competitors were up so late last night watching the sun go down...(this was taken at 8:00 A.M., roughly 13 hours after the sun sank the night before) Poor, exhausted sunset-watchers!


  1. How beautiful. I must go there some day. Will need no practice, however as I did my internship watching sunsets in Minnesota.

  2. Sunset watching is a sport we're good at here, too. What a beautiful red-gold light you were able to capture! I think the fourth red chair from the left is calling me.

  3. It is great to reconnect with old friends. Gorgeous pictures. I enjoyed your blog and will be back to visit again soon,


  4. I feel tired just looking at the photos! But sure seems my kind of sport.

    How lovely to reconnect with old friends. And the intervening time does just melt away.

    'Door' county is an unusual name. What is the origin?

  5. Very nice. Beautiful sunset. With our trips camping and otherwise all over North America, I can't believe we've never visited Door County. It's going on our Bucket List.