The Great Lakes Coastal Districts.

 
Map of the Fresh Coast and the Great Lakes Coastal Districts of North America. The basin includes the two countries of Canada and the United States, of which include 8 separate states over two time zones. They form up to 21% of the world's surface fresh water by volume. 

Map of the Fresh Coast and the Great Lakes Coastal Districts of North America. The basin includes the two countries of Canada and the United States, of which include 8 separate states over two time zones. They form up to 21% of the world's surface fresh water by volume. 

 

The Great Lakes. Start kayaking every square mile of these great waters and you will have paddled nearly 95,000 square miles.

The Fresh Coast. Start walking all they way around, ending at your starting point in this venture and you will have hiked over 10,000 miles of its shoreline.

The Great Lakes Coastal Districts. Start driving all the way around, ending at your starting point in this venture and you will have driven over 6,500 miles of blue highway and gray backroads. 

I always feel somewhat inadequate to explain the intrinsic appeal and the magnetic draw that the Fresh Coast has on me. Over the years and from time to time I have turned my back on them, but ultimately they keep pulling me back towards their deep, dark, and silvery waters.

They are now a part of me it seems.

I am pulled in by their nuance. Their subtly. Their rage. Their abundant season. Their light. They challenge you physically, mentally and spiritually. Yet, I keep returning to their shores. I have swam in these waters. I have sailed over its glimmering surface. I have paddled along its coasts. I have hiked thousands of miles along its shores, dunes and woods. I have slept under its stars and in its cool summer rains. Over the past many years, I have made several thousand photographs in an attempt to share its story. The Fresh Coast, always different and ever changing, I am respectful that they are a part of my life, and as such - an important part of my life's work. 

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