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It’s a Dog’s Life

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There are times when I envy the lives that our pets lead. I particularly think that when I see our cat lying in the sun during the afternoon without a care in the world.

But we’re humans and not animals and our friends from the animal world provide us with hours of pleasure, including sometimes being envious of the lives they lead.

Shown is a dog belonging to a couple who were on the Main Street beach in Vermilion, Ohio, last September. They had their dog out with them and the guy was playing the “fetch the ball” game.

Of course the dog had to take a dip in Lake Erie.

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Written by csanders429

December 4, 2017 at 7:50 am

Paddling in the Sand

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I presume that this guy is warming up before putting his paddle boat into the waters of Lake Erie off the shore of Vermilion, Ohio. He is “paddling” in the sand of the Main Street Beach.

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November 24, 2017 at 8:07 am

A Jet and a Boat

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Burke Lakefront  Airport in Cleveland is moderately busy but has little commercial airline traffic. Most of the latter uses Cleveland Hopkins International Airport.

But Burke’s location on Lake Erie adjacent to downtown Cleveland make it attractive to charter aircraft, particularly those carrying professional sports teams.

By happenstance I was standing in Wendy Park making photographs of a Great Lakes freight backing into the Cuyahoga River with the assistance of a tug boat when a Delta Air Lines Boeing 757 landed at Burke.

The plane was carrying members of the Minnesota Twins Major League Baseball team, which was flying in from Detroit to play the Cleveland Indians during the last week of the regular season.

Out of Place

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This buoy is supposed to be several hundred feet out in the water off the shore of Lake Erie at Headlands Beach State Park to warn boaters.

But somehow it became uprooted and drifted toward the shore. There is no telling how long it will be here before either being picked up and discarded or put back into place.

I happened upon it while walking on the beach on the last official day of summer.

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October 30, 2017 at 5:55 am

Brick Sandwich

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There are people who like to walk the Lake Erie beach at Headlands Beach State Park near Mentor, Ohio, looking for whatever catches their eye.

They carry bags and seek glass, rocks, driftwood and who knows what else to take home and put on display.

But would someone take home this? It appears to be a brick that washed ashore, but in my imagination it is akin to a brick sandwich with its layer of red surrounding an interior of light gray.

 

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October 20, 2017 at 5:11 am

Field of Driftwood

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You will find driftwood on just about any beach. Trees get knocked down in storms, fall into a lake and the water current takes them along for a ride.

In time, the currents carry the drifting wood back to shore and deposit it. Maybe a high tide will sweep the wood back out for another ride on the water or maybe this will be the permanent home for the piece of driftwood.

This field of driftwood is at the far eastern end of the beach at Headlands Beach State Park near Mentor, Ohio.

In the background is the Fairport Harbor West Breakwater lighthouse.

 

Accessible Now to All

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Getting to the beach can be a major challenge to those in a wheelchair or who have limited mobility under their own power. Nature puts many obstacles in your path, including sand, rocks and plants.

During a visit to Headlands Beach State Park I noticed that there is a recently installed ramp cutting across a marshy area that leads from an asphalt path to the beach.

Presumably, this ramp was put in to make the beach ADA accessible. I don’t know the details behind this project.

It doesn’t lead directly to the water’s edge, but it comes close. It appears that an observation platform will be constructed at the end of the ramp.