Grand Bend: day trip to the beach

Real beach waves hairdo! The wind styled my hair!

I’m a summer kinda girl but I prefer the beach after four and especially at sunset when it’s not so crowded and a little cooler. 

During the day, we visited family in Sarnia (about two hours from where we live) and then drove to Grand Bend together. Even though on this day the waves were so choppy and it was very windy, we still enjoyed blue skies and the beautiful view of Lake Huron (one of the Great Lakes).

They don’t call them The Great Lakes for nothing, these lakes look like the ocean! I have been to four of the Great Lakes: Lake Ontario, Lake Erie, Lake Huron and Lake Michigan. The only one I haven’t seen is Lake Superior (the largest fresh water lake in the world and has more water than the other four lakes combined).

I wore a white linen cropped shirt (one of my summer purchases from Zara). It’s so cool and comfortable. I love the relaxed, carefree look of linen. Paired with these stonewashed jeans (from Hollisters) is a perfect look for a walk on the beach and wading in the water (just up to my ankles).

My bag is hand-made by a local artist bought at a Christmas fair

These new sandals are my most comfortable wedges ever (Skechers–who says Skechers are frumpy–not these ones!) 

Have you been to a beach this summer?


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24 Responses to Grand Bend: day trip to the beach

  1. Like the Skechers. Congrats!

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  2. Geri Lawhon says:

    I went to the beach yesterday at Panama City Beach. Good post.

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  3. J James says:

    Hi Carmen! So fun to see you still have an on line presence. Long time no see! Hope you and family are all doing great.
    Sending hugs
    Joni James

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    • carmen says:

      What a lovely surprise to hear from you Joni! We are doing fine! I hope you are keeping well. We plan to visit Seattle someday, but it may be a while.Hugs! 🙂



  4. Sartenada says:


    How beautiful, you and the beach.

    Happy new week!

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  5. utesmile says:

    You are lucky to have such a lovely beach fairly close to you. It looks beautiful, Sans , see, the wind through the hair…. perfect setting for a relaxing walk. Much love ♥ Ute xx

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    • carmen says:

      The beach is so beautiful but not as close as I’d like it. 😉 We have to drive an hour and a half. We are presently at Crystal Beach again looking at houses, our third time here this summer. 🙂


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  6. Jodie says:

    I love those shoes Carmen!!
    What a wonderful day trip!!

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  7. Hi Carmen, lake Huron sure does look like the ocean, and looks like it has the ocean breeze also. Nice to get a beach wave! I like the outfit combo , very cute cropped top with the Jeans and I love the wedges! I appreciate your bag, having spent 8 years in NYC! Another summer memory made Carmen! We have not been at the beach, our backyard pool has taken up most of the time. Have a lovely weekend, Terri xo.

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  8. josep-maria says:

    I love your white linen shirt. White shirt and jeans is the basic par excellence. That combination that is elegant being the most casual thing that exists. Your hair looks beautiful in the wind, those curls are wonderful and you look beautiful, as always. How beautiful Ontario is, I love these wild and vast landscapes. The most beautiful woman in the most beautiful landscape is the great combination.

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    • carmen says:

      Oh my! Such a lovely compliment and always so encouraging! Thank you so much! Yes, we do have beautiful lakes and wilderness that you would enjoy! I also have visions and dreams of Catalonia and the beauty of the Mediterranean! It’s a BIG beautiful world! 🙂



  9. finbarsgift says:

    Oh yes, dear Carmen, just a few days ago I was at the beach in Denmark. It was gorgeous!
    Fine, at the Great Lakes, with wind in your hair ☀️
    Herzliche Morgengrüße vom Lu

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