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A Sunday Drive

We went for a drive this past Sunday.  We drove to Point Gratiot Park in Dunkirk, NY.  From our home in Warren, PA it is an approximate 75-minute drive to the park. Upon arriving, we parked in the unpaved parking lot near the beach area. We went for a walk from the parking lot to the Dunkirk Light and back. 


We walked a total of 1.33 miles round trip, making several stops along the way.
This is the beach. I read that the beach is an excellent place to find beach glass. Before the beach is open for swimming I believe that the sand dunes will be raked onto the beach. Those sand dunes, at present, are covered in some snow, leftover from winter storms. We did not walk on the beach. Instead we walked along the tree line, on a cliff above the beach.
In front of and below the benches is the beach.
We passed by steps leading down to the beach (photo by Bob).
The cliff was steep in places, especially as we got closer to the lighthouse.
Dunkirk Lighthouse
The lighthouse is closed for the season. It reopens on May 1st.

From Dunkirk we drove to Barcelona Harbor in Westfield, NY where I photographed bufflehead and merganser ducks and the moon.

Female Bufflehead Duck with Fish
Merganser Ducks Landing on the Water
The moon sure was pretty!

10 Responses to “A Sunday Drive”

  1. Lorraina

    What a lovely drive that was! I loved the ducks so much; those two pics are priceless. Loved the moon too. You guys find the best places to go and we’re the lucky ones who get to view them. Thanks for sharing Linda.

    Reply
  2. Chris Caughey

    I love the pictures! Being cooped up until I get my shots, which I will get the first one this week, I don’t get to go out. Cannot wait to get out after seeing these pictures!

    Reply
    • Linda G.

      I am glad to hear you are getting vaccinated. Today marks 2 weeks since my second vaccination. My husband will receive his second shot tomorrow. We have gone out throughout the pandemic; however, we go to places where it is easy to socially distance ourselves from others.

      Reply
      • Chris Caughey

        Because of my terrible asthma I am pretty much confined to home. I cannot even grocery shop. Soon, though In April I will be able too!!

  3. Eileen Wise

    Hello,

    What a pretty lighthouse. Did you collect some beach glass? The views are beautiful, great captures of the Mergansers and bufflehead. Take care, enjoy your day!

    Reply
  4. Beatrice

    This was a great day for a road trip. We also have a lot of ducks on the river below our apt, but your action shots are better then any I could capture, Linda.

    Reply

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