Sunday, September 7, 2014

Sunday at Lake Erie, 8/31/14

 We took a long weekend getaway up to Lake Erie!
 Calm morning on Lake Erie, near Port Clinton
 The Jet Express, stark contrast to the sailboats
 Love these sails!
 We went for a nature hike along the Magee Marsh Boardwalk, near Oak Harbor

 Beautiful flowers...

 Loved the gnarliness!
 Little bird, giving me what for
 A nearby island, visible from Crane Creek State Park, attached to Magee Marsh
 More flowers blooming...I wondered if they were an invasive weed

Accidental bird butt sighting!
 At the vistor's center...yes, this is real and wild!
 They have a nesting pair nearby
 Here's a juvenile!
 Ah, back to East Harbor State Park, near Marblehead Peninsula, for lunch and relaxation
 This gull's just chillin'
 The Perry Monument at Put-In-Bay, a symbol of enduring peace between US and Canada
 As usual, there were too many speedboats and jet skis, but this looked fun!

 I would rather watch gulls
 Taking off from the water
 Flying slow overhead
 And Great Blue Herons!

 Of course we stopped by our old favorite, Marblehead Lighthouse!
The new keeper's house (the older one is a stone house located about 1/2 mile away)
 The grounds are well maintained

 Now this boat I like!
In my happy place!
 Back to our room...the neighbors seem to have a gull problem
 Catching a nap on the buoy
 Sailing into the sunset
Sunset...sigh...we head for home on Monday
 The fleet is coming in for the evening

And the moon is rising, waxing toward September


NCmountainwoman said...

Wonderful photographs! Magee Marsh is such a lovely place. Thanks for taking us back.

Marion said...

Fabulous, beautiful photos. I'm green with envy! I love the bird shots. If you don't mind my asking, what kind of camera do you use?

Here in Louisiana, everything is tropically lush and blooming one last furious time. My Hummingbirds are swarming like big, fat bees around the feeders, getting ready to head even further South than my place in central Louisiana. This is my favorite time of year. xo

Carolina Linthead said...

Most of these photos were shot with Nikon D5000 DSLR and a Nikkor 55-300 zoom lens with auto focus and built-in image stabilization.

Lowandslow said...

I can't sail at all, but I love seeing sailboats. I was mesmerized by the American's Cup from San Francisco earlier this year. Your boat photos are appealing, too. Thanks for sharing. :)


Catalyst/Taylor said...

The gull shots are superb. But I LOVE the sailboat photos. You, sir, are an artist.

Pixel Peeper said...

Gorgeous photos and such a nice re-cap of a weekend away!