Skip to comments.Picture: The Great Lakes from the Space Station
Posted on 07/10/2014 12:30:04 PM PDT by LibWhacker
No wonder they are called Great.
Lake Huron rolls, Superior sings
In the rooms of her ice-water mansion
Old Michigan steams like a young man’s dreams
The islands and bays are for sportsmen
And farther below Lake Ontario
Takes in what Lake Erie can send her
And the iron boats go, as the mariners all know
With the gales of November remembered
I’ve seen some good views from the live viewer.
I’ve never seen them. Hope to someday. Sure made an impression on Gordon Lightfoot. Bet the fishing is good.
That shot is Pure Michigan
I spent much of my childhood in one of the Great Lakes states. They’re wonderful; more like fresh water seas than lakes. The fishing is good; I’ve caught my share of walleyes in Lake Erie. I like them pan-fried with butter, minced onion, and lime.
Cool, I can almost see my Gadsden flag and FUBO roof mural.
I can actually see my house from there. :)
The legend lives on from the Chippewa on down
Of the big lake they call Gitchigumi
The lady, it’s said, never gives up her dead
When the skies of November turn gloomy.
It always amazes me how the atmosphere is such a thin layer between us and space.
Cool pic with great detail, thanks ...
The Niagara River, Grand Island & NY Power Reservoir are quite apparent, as are the Welland Canal and Toronto metro in Ontario.
Yup, to me it always seemed like the almost perfect vacuum of space would Hoover away any atmospheric gases on the Earth’s surface in the blink of an eye.
The earth’s gravity holds the atmosphere in place, but my little Hoover vacuum cleaner vacuums up all manner of things the earth is trying to hold onto, no problem. And space is the mega vacuum of all vacuums, a mega-vacuum, a giga-vacuum! I guess it’s in the math.
Oh, man. My mouth’s watering.
That recipe sounds wonderful. Just the way I like a recipe to be: good simple ingredients, simply cooked.
Leave the bass alone. I took my grandkids up there off Walnut creek and we caught thirty yellow, white perch, four Walleyes twenty rockies and at least sixty smallmouths. Tthrew the bass back in , but my granddaughter got two citation size. She is on the PA F&G Website. I’m not looking right now, but I think it was 25” or better. She kept yelling “Brucie, help me with this!” I told her bring it in or you lose the honor and you’ll be ashamed of yourself. Never saw a teenage girl so proud.
I’m on Erie every June. The best bass fishing in the US is Lake Erie in June.
Wow, sounds like your freezer’s full. Man, I gotta get up there.
BTW, I’m not much of a fisherman (but I like to fish when the fishin’s easy)... So, what’s the thing about bass? Are they endangered or something?
Where is the ‘greatest’ of the great lakes, Superior?
You know - Gitchiee Gummi, the shining bright sea water?
It is not on the photo.
They're just not as tasty as perch, walleye and trout.
Someone just mentioned Gitchie Gummi (see post #13). A song, is it?
Wow, I didn’t know that. I always like to order blackened sea bass when we go out to a seafood restaurant. Had some good ones (or so I thought). Don’t think I’ve ever had walleye. They sure look like a yummy, juicy fish. Anyway, I like fish. The wifey hates it. So we rarely eat any and I’m craving it right now.
Okay, never mind... I just Googled it and somebody said sea bass is a lot better than bass. Guess I’ve never had bass.
Oh, yeah, I’ve heard of the Edmund Fitzgerald. Followed it closely in the news when it happened. I’ve even heard that song but forgot the reference to Gitchie Gummee, thanks.
Not really endangered, it’s just they fight like hell and deserve to be let loose. The Gobi (an invasive fish) eat their eggs, so we catch’em take a nice picture (I wish I could post my grandaughter’s 26 incher but I’m testilogiccally challenged) but let them go. If you’d take the time to go to PA Fish commission and look for Sabrina Dunkelberger. She has one of the two citation fishes on there. Her brother had a citation 18’ perch there. I had a snootful of beer but wasn’t photographed.
On a clear day you might see michael moore.