Time for Long Walks on Short Piers in Siouxland, Arnolds Park, Adams Homestead

26 Jul

A well used pier or dock at the Adams Homestead and Nature Preserve in North Sioux City, South Dakota Tuesday, April 7, 2020. (photo by Jerry L Mennenga©)

Reading recently a person’s account of how much they like being around bodies of water. Big or little bodies. In Siouxland there are various places one can go and enjoy a day or part of a day being near water. I enjoy the chance to “walk on water” usually with the help of a pier or dock of some description. And some of these appear safer than others.

A boat dock near the amusement park in Arnolds Park, Iowa Tuesday, July 7, 2020. (photo by Jerry L Mennenga©)

Some docks or piers are for daily use, while some rarely see use at all. But each has their charm as does the small or large body of water it sits upon. And each and everyone is good for summer day dreams or dreams any time of the year. Leading one to see adventure somewhere “out there”, away from the shoreline into another realm.

Jerry Mennenga

Sioux City, Iowa

Gull Point State Park near Milford, Iowa Tuesday, July 7, 2020. (photo by Jerry L Mennenga©)

 

 

5 Responses to “Time for Long Walks on Short Piers in Siouxland, Arnolds Park, Adams Homestead”

  1. thegenxtravels July 26, 2020 at 11:30 am #

    Such pretty blue waters!!

    • jerrymennenga July 26, 2020 at 6:30 pm #

      The water at the Iowa Lakes would be swimmable, but Mud Lake at Adams Homestead I have only seen water fowl swimming about. Isn’t photography just magical sometimes? Not as exotic as Greece but it makes a nice day out. jerry

      • thegenxtravels July 26, 2020 at 7:15 pm #

        I am always a bit reluctant to swim in some Lakes, never sure what runoff might be in them. Although as a kid it never bothered me to “swim” in farm creeks and who knows what was in them!!! I remember getting green slimy stuff on my legs back then and never had a concern!!!

      • jerrymennenga July 26, 2020 at 9:13 pm #

        I think the slime was probably green algae. But today, with the kind of potent on steroids chemicals used for farming, who knows what it might do to a body. Lawsuits against Monsanto for RoundUp is a good indication and around the Des Moines area the water districts going after other counties and companies for allowing runoff with all sorts of chemicals that doesn’t get absorbed into the plants. I believe the Gulf of Mexico down around New Orleans fishery areas are now dead zones because of the chemicals running down the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers into the gulf and killing plankton and other aquatic forms of life. New chemicals can be good, but the opioid epidemic has shown the downside to what bad chemistry can do. jerry

      • thegenxtravels July 26, 2020 at 9:23 pm #

        I would sure hate so see how many chemicals have been used in this area over the years! Hopefully with more regulations damage will eventually end and hopefully reverse!

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