Dive in, but look before you leap

High Dive

High Dive into Lake Superior, photo by Craig

I want to say some things about this photo.

First and foremost, how incredibly awesome is someone to leap into Lake Superior any time of the year? Pretty doggone awesome is the answer, and if you’re wanting to go into Michigan’s coldest lake, August (when this photo was taken) is a pretty good time!

On Michigan in Pictures I post a lot of photos of people doing amazing things in this four-season playground we are blessed with. While summertime is certainly the best season for flamboyant fun, in June especially, the waters of Michigan’s Great Lakes can get very cold. Cold enough to kill as this tragic story from Marquette earlier this month illustrates.

My safety tips would be to really check water you’re leaping into for depth, obstacles, temperature, and whenever possible ASK A LOCAL what they think about whatever ridiculousness you’re considering. Chances are they know a thing or two about currents, weather patterns, or at least a good place to grab a bite and a beverage after your epic stunt.

Remember – having fun is what it’s all about, so figure out how to do it right and then DO IT!

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6 thoughts on “Dive in, but look before you leap

  1. As a former lifeguard, the first thing I thought when I saw the photo was – is that water deep enough?! Thanks for this article. People are not aware that natural waters can be implacable and unforgiving. Having said all this, the photo is great – what a beautiful endless summer it conjures up!

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  2. I just want to say that I love this email. I love the photo, I love your love of your home state and all it offers, I love your note of caution. I love everything about it. Just thought I’d pass on some encouragement. Well-done—I very much enjoy your blog and the emails I get from them.

    Cheers,
    Becky St. Clair

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