Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Corner View: Beaches


We don't have any ocean beaches in Utah.  We do have a few lakes though.  My very favorite lake is a good 6 hour drive away, but it is worth every minute.  Some of my very favorite memories are at Lake Powell.  Early morning and dusk water skiing are heaven.  The combination of the red rock against the water and blue sky makes my heart melt.  It gets rather warm in the summer, so the water feels like a bath tub.  Our days are spent cliff jumping, water skiing, wakeboarding, hiking, tubing, jet skiing, getting tan and laughing constantly.  I absolutely love Lake Powell

Sand castles are always fun.
Pierre is the water skiier in our family.
He wakeboards too.
Ah, that gorgeous rock.

Lake Powell, with a nice ice cream cone & loved ones may be heaven on earth.
You have to add the ice cream though.

Go and lounge at some beaches from around the world:

21 comments:

Daan said...

great place.
that rock Rocks!

Allison said...

I much prefer the lake to the beach, but that could be because I grew up near a lake... plus you don't have to deal with sand in your bathing suit or getting stung by jellyfish. Great post!

Bonnie said...

the water sports on the lake appeals to me !! your lake is very beautiful !!

Cabrizette said...

I remember the lake Powel... we visited this place in december 2002 and I felt a great emotion... such a big one that i cried. Thanks to remind me this trip with my family. Bonne journée !

kyndale said...

It looks like a really fun place, I have never been there. Yes, for sure, ice cream!

Ian said...

That certainly does look a nice place.

Francesca said...

Gorgeous pink rocks rising from the calm blue water: a 6 hr drive is definitely well worth it!

Cris Siqueira said...

perfect place!!!
i love the rocks!!

Cris Siqueira said...

perfect place!!!
i love the rocks!!

Joyce said...

The rocks are beautiful! xoxo

aimee said...

the west has some of the best lakes in the world - lake powell is awesome!

Kari said...

Beautiful - You have a very pretty corner.
I wish I could ski.

Cate said...

i miss the lakes from my childhood and the waterskiing that we did. great action shots, and how wonderful to make sand castles amidst all that rock.

caitlin said...

Yes, I am a big fan of Lake Powell as well. It's just not summer without a trip to Lake Powell!

jane said...

love the photos and love the descriptions. absolutely gorgeous. thanks for sharing this! besos!

state of bliss said...

This lake is beautiful. I think I wouldn't be too brave for water-skiing... Lovely photos. Thank you for sharing :)
Kasia

Crescent Moon said...

Water and an ice cream cone sound lovely! The rock formations are really pretty.

Dorte said...

Beautiful post ... and the water ski photo is gorgeous !

Le blÖg d'Ötli said...

Amazing shots and "beach" !!! Whaaaaa !

MisterE said...

Do you know that I have only seen Lake Powell from Page, AZ I have never set foot in the lake itself. We should go there as well as the GSL, just say when.

Janet said...

I didn't get around to your corner view last week. but i have to comment on your beaches post because I've been to and love Lake Powell too. I've probably been to the opposite end than you have tho, as I live in Arizona. It's been several years since i was there and have really been thinking about it lately. It's so beautiful!