sojopo wrote:Yah, just to clarify, if it's the same distance, and the same cost (hatty is dirt cheap this time of year) AND you've never been there, go to hatteras. But as a consolation prize, MI is beautiful. Metro is 30min for me, Tawas 3 hrs. Salvo is 15 hours. Sigh.
tawas is beautiful pristine on clear lake huron just a spit of land, eastern lake michigan is beautiful, rural sand dunes and forests, but metro . . . beautiful? metro is . . . it smells like the clinton river, we both know what that bubbling smell is like, the banks are lined with rebar and concrete, there is no sand, just a muddy slime pit at the launch, if you drop your kite in the bowl it comes up with 100 pounds of algae because the zebra mussels screwed up the ecosystem, every year a half dozen kites end up the trees, and most the time you have to hot launch your kite on land next to the parking lot because of the wind shadow.
Ok. You're right it is beautiful, especially at sunset when that lifty south thermal kicks.