The Big Sable Light.
Sits quietly at the end of a 2 mile service road perched
on a rise over looking Lake Michigan.
Very late in the fall of the year, I stopped for a look. The
wind was howling and it was cold. Sun hanging low in the
sky with about 2 hours till sunset. Wasn't sure I could make
it there and back before dark. Not really fond of wandering
around in the dark in a deserted state park in early November.
I hustled up the road, (well lets say I walked at a quick pace)
and hoped the light would hold until I got there. About a mile
out I could begin to see the top of the light. As I trudged along
it grew in size and shape. It's an unusual black and white
color style, at least unusual for Michigan.
I kept thinking I could hear things rustling along the trail but
nothing was ever there. Just the wind. As I rounded the last
hill the sound was deafening from the huge waves as they roared
ashore. It was a strange feeling standing there on a deserted
stretch of beach looking at a lighthouse that was empty.
I did a few quick sketches and took a few photo's and got
the hell out of there. It was dark by the time I got back to
my car. Ironic I guess, standing there in the dark with
no light up ahead.