On one of my first visits to Northport, I visited the Grand Traverse Lighthouse. I passed a house on the way that had a sign in its yard: House at the Bight. I'd not heard the word "bight" before, so I looked it up. I found that a bight is a bend in a coast forming an open bay.
Since I pass the bight most every day as I drive into the village, I've gotten to know its many moods. On some days, the sky at the bight is filled with beautiful clouds. Because it's so protected, the bight can be a haven for small sailboats and kayaks. During high summer, I've seen power boats anchored at the bight so families can swim in the shallow waters there. It's Northport's version of "Fudgie Beach."
On other days, the bight isn't so inviting, as on this September day. But the cloud and water patterns still make it an interesting place.
But as sunrise approached, the vibrant pink was only evident in a few high clouds and hints of orange became visible above the land.