Bob and I spent Labor Day weekend in Cleveland, Ohio. We went to Cleveland to visit the zoo. We visited the zoo, but we saw so much more.
On Saturday, while en route Cleveland, we made two sightseeing stops. On the first stop we saw the Smolen-Gulf Bridge, the longest covered bridge in the United States. Our second sightseeing stop was in Geneva-on-the-Lake, where we took a short walk down “the Strip” and saw Lake Erie. On Sunday we visited the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. We returned home on Monday. On our way back home, we stopped in Fairport Harbor, where we saw two lighthouses.
The Grand River Lighthouse was built in 1871 and has a 60 foot tower with a detached keeper’s house. The light was decommissioned in 1925, replaced by the West Breakwater Lighthouse.
We asked an older couple, who were walking to their car after eating breakfast at a local restaurant, if it were possible to see the West Breakwater Lighthousefrom a closer vantage point. This couple gave us directions to Headlands Beach State Park in nearby Mentor, where a trail leads to the lighthouse.
Just as we started to follow the trail to the lighthouse, we saw this young deer. The deer allowed me to come pretty close (there was a wooden rail fence separating us) before it leaped away.
This was our first view of the the West Breakwater Lighthouse from Headlands Beach State Park. See the seawall on the left-hand side of the photograph? It was possible to walk to the lighthouse on the seawall; however, we felt it was a treacherous undertaking, especially for me as I am not too steady on my feet. We returned to the beach trail.
Located a short distance from Headlands Beach State Park, in the village of Grand River, is Pickle Bill’s Lobster House. We caught sight of the restaurant as we rounded a corner, making our way to the route back home.
Pickle Bill’s Lobster House
Here are other photographs inside Pickle Bill’s.
By the way Bob and I each ordered seafood dinners at Pickle Bill’s, which we both enjoyed immensely.
We had a wonderful Labor Day weekend. We hope that each of you had a wonderful weekend as well!