And does it count as going to the beach?
My boyfriend goes to school in Ohio. It's a very well rated school and so people come from all over to attend.
The other day he was telling his friends (from Massachusetts and California) that he and I go to the beach in the summer.
They promptly told him that, "Going to the "beach" at Lake Michigan doesn't count because if you can see the other side then it's not the beach."
I laughed out loud at this. Like, excuse me, but you cannot see the other side of Lake Michigan. You see the curvature of the earth.
He told them that if he showed them a picture of The Lake that they wouldn't be able to tell, without entering the water, the difference between the two.
He did, and he was right, they couldn't tell which picture was of the ocean and which was of The Lake.
So... my question (s) to you:
- For those who do not live by one of the Great Lakes... how big do you think they are?
- (See attached pictures below) Can you tell me which picture is of Lake Michigan and which is of the ocean?
- Does going to an "inland" beach count as the beach to you?
He and I laughed at his friends for this one. We just thought it was silly that they could possibly think Lake Michigan is "tiny." Like, yeah, compared to the ocean it is, sure, but they were equating it to a pond or a manmade lake that you could paddle across in an hour.
- Picture 1 is Lake MichiganVote A
- Picture 2 is Lake MichiganVote B
Most Helpful Guy
Lake Michigan = part of the Great Lakes?
Second pic is lake Michigan? I think I see Canada or some land in the distance.
Is it a beach? Aye if it's got sand why not start it off at beach level
That water in the pic looks as clear as Fiji bottled water compared to the murky waters down here on the Gulf Coast. I wouldn't stick my hand in some of the waters around here...0
Most Helpful Girl
I'm going to say the second picture is Lake Michigan, but it really is hard to tell.
I live in Toronto, right on the shore of Lake Ontario (another one of the Great Lakes). Notice how I said "shore" and not "coast". A coast is on the ocean or a sea. But still, we say beach here. If it's sandy and on the lake, it's a beach in Toronto. There's even a neighbourhood along the shore called The Beaches, lol.
It definitely counts as going to the beach to me. Going there on a hot summer day isn't any different than when I was in California or even in Croatia on the Mediterranean. Except for the humidity we get here, of course. The experience is still the same though. Sure the beaches here are smaller, but it's still a beach.
If the rocky shores of Maritime Canada and New England can be called beaches, then so can sandy inland beaches.0