Friday, June 20, 2014

Great Salt Lake in 3D Part 1 The Marina

The Great Salt Lake is one the most unique and mysterious bodies of water on our planet. This post is the first in a series of articles exploring Utah's inland sea. Many of the photos can be viewed in 3D by gently crossing the eyes until both images become one. It's EZ to see 3D. 
Last weekend, the Zenberg Blogue was invited to attend the grand opening of Great Salt Lake Marina's new Visitor Center. FOX 13 Utah's Big Buddah and two representatives from the Deseret News, (a photographer and writer), were the only other media in attendance for the AM event that included a boat ride on the Great Salt Lake. 
Ceremonial cake and chicken salad croissant sandwiches were provided too. 
After enjoying some food, we headed to one of the docks to wait for our ride. 
When the boat arrived we boarded and donned the life jackets that were provided. Mine needed some serious adjusting to make it fit correctly. 
Then we set sail.

I was surprised at the size of the swells and got rather wet from sea spray as we sped across the lake. My clothes quickly dried and became hard and crunchy with salt. 
Sea foam accumulates on the rocks along the levy to depths of four feet.
This light beacon sits at the mouth of the marina to help guide mariners. The 1200' tall Kennecott, (now Rio Tinto), smoke stack is visible in the background.
Billions of cute little sea monkeys play just beneath the surface of the briny marina water.
Next time we head west, all the way to the other side of the Great Salt Lake to the very mysterious Stansbury Island. See ya there!

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