Bob and I drove to Erie PA yesterday morning. While in Erie, we visited Presque Isle State Park. As we drove around Presque Isle, we made a few photo stops.
Our first stop was at the Presque Isle Waterworks Lighthouse.
This “lighthouse” is actually an emergency intake tower. It is often mistaken for a lighthouse. Bob and I have always referred to the tower as a lighthouse.
Our next photo stop was at Perry Monument.
The Perry Monument commemorates the Battle of Lake Erie, in which Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry earned the Battle of 1812’s greatest naval victory.
Bob and I sat on the wall surrounding Perry Monument for a short while. We enjoyed the bright sunshine and warm temperatures. Boy, though, was the wind strong! I put my hood up to tame my hair that was blowing in the wind.
Our next stop was at the North Pier Lighthouse.
Seagulls were congregated in front of the lighthouse. I am sure that they were enjoying the sunshine too.
All of a sudden several seagulls took flight!
Right before taking this photograph, I had changed the settings on my camera to take pictures of birds in flight. I had my camera poised, ready to press the shutter button. A voice behind me said “I don’t mean to be an a$$, but …”, just as I took this photograph.
I didn’t mind him being an a$$ at all!
Our last stop was at Horseshoe Pond. There are several houseboats moored at Horseshoe Pond.
Of all the houseboats at Horseshoe Pond, this houseboat with a replica of the North Pier lighthouse is my favorite.
From Presque Isle we drove to the Erie Zoo, the subject of my next blog post.