Sunrise from Presque Isle Breakwall, Marquette, MI

Sunrise No. 414 of 1,600+

  • Sunrise time: 7:49
  • Azimuth: 106°
  • Did the sun rise: Yes
  • Was the sun visible: 👎


  • Felt like: 16 ºF
  • Air Temp: 26 ºF
  • Humidity: 91%
  • Wind: 11 mph
  • Wind gust: 15 mph


  • 17mm
  • f/22.0
  • 3.2 sec
  • 50


Presque Isle Breakwall, Marquette, MI

2.6 mile commute

📍 46° 34' 48" N, -87° 22' 51" W

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Musings [200 words]

Sunrising along the shores of Lake Superior is not for the faint of heart, certainly not in the thick of winter.

This morning had a few inches of fresh beautiful snow. The trouble is not knowing what’s underneath it. For instance, when there’s a small slope and beneath the snow is perfectly smooth, slick ice.

Down I went, nearly convinced I had cracked a tailbone.

As you can see in the second photo, one of my lenses fell out of my pocket and was buried in the snow.

Next, was an intense battle with this very tiny slope, to get back up to flat, stable ground after taking a few photos. It proved nearly impossible for the first few attempts, each new step revealing more slick ice under the surface of the untouched snow.

It seemed to be ice the entire stretch, all on a slight slope, where a single step means the risk of going back down to my ass. I kid you not, I got down on my butt, and slowly scooted up backwards, as if I was on a rowing machine. It worked.

It was comical, and can imagine anyone watching would have had a nice laugh.


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