From Spring Lake we crossed the bridge into Grand Haven, turned down Jackson Street (did not follow the signs to the waterfront) and pulled into the parking lot at Chinook Pier. Other than the burned out hulk of the public restrooms across from the fishing boats gearing up for the tourist season, everything look pretty much as it did the last time we were out here.
We strolled all the way to the end of the pier. Lots of other folks had the same ideas, and there were alredy quite a few -- mainly kids -- in the water as well. Susie even popped her toes into the surf.
|The "Pere Marquette" forever idle at Chinook Pier|
|Coast Guard interpretive board along the boardwalk to the lighthouse|
|Grand Valley State University research boat|