This photograph was taken many years ago! Boy, how have the times changed. We no longer wear dresses and tights to the beach. Instead, we wear bathing suits. There are many activities at the beach. We do not necessarily prefer to swim. Instead, we sit in the sun and play in the sand. We love to bring our children to the beach where they can walk in the water and build castles on the shore. There are many lakes and beaches in West Michigan. We estimate that there are around 25 lakes. This gives us plenty of opportunities to take part in water-activities. There are many activities to do on and in the water. We like to sail, ride in boats, and fish. While not all of us like to swim, we like to admire the lake from the shore. One of the best times of day is around sunset when the beautiful colors of the sky are reflected in the water. Time may change the styles of clothing that we wear to the beach, but it will never take away the joys that we find when we are by the water.