August 9th, 2009 @ 15:33:04 | 4 Comments
Job 11:12 – “But a witless man can no more become wise than a wild donkey’s colt can be born a man.”
Naivety is one of the few escapes we have from discontent. Or, perhaps it is more of a shield than an escape… I grew up less than 2 hours from Presque Isle Park, and not once (in 23 years) did I ever desire to go. Why? I’d never heard of it. “Blissful incognizance” is my personal definition of naivety. I don’t know who coined the phrase “One half the world does not know how the other half lives,” but I think the truthfulness of that statement is as embarrassing as it is eye-opening. But I digress…
The day I finally made it to Presque Isle Park was a day when a little smudge of blissful incognizance was washed away by Lake Superior’s refreshing waters. Turns out, Presque Isle is pretty neat. I’m sure the geologically-inclined would appreciate the rock formations better than I, but the spectacular views, cliffs, and preserved nature are something I definitely know how to appreciate. Oh, there’s a pretty nice spot for jumping in as well… Actually, there is a small parking area and foot trails heading out to the open, craggy rock formations. On a nice day the parking lot will be full, hikers will seem to be everywhere, and a large crowd will be gathered near the cove/cliff. The water is plenty deep for jumping or diving, and the cliff can easily be scaled on the return from the water.
I didn’t spend enough time at Presque Isle Park to fully appreciate it, but I had my fun jumping into Lake Superior – which was my objective… Be sure to check out the shoreline viewer and these Photos of Presque Isle Park from LakeSuperiorPhoto.com