Far too often lately I have been putting off my little photo adventures to deal with the day to day. I made the decision that March 2 would be the day. It was going to be cold, March came in like a lion if you are basing it on temperatures. So, I packed up all my gear and warm clothes-we hopped in the van and headed toward the northern shores!
As I checked out some places to have breakfast on the way I realized we were at the beginning of the maple syrup season. The sap is flowing. What better than stopping on the way to the shores then to have a delicious Belgian waffle with Geuga county maple syrup in front of a big open fireplace-romantic and delicious. We went to the Sno-Chalet at Punderson State Park. We each had a Belgian sugar waffle and an order of hash browns which were also cooked on the waffle maker with a delightful cheese and bacon mix. What a way to start the day. As we sat in front of the fire we planned our route to the shore via the Maple Madness Tour.
The Maple Madness Tour takes one around to a lot of the sugar houses in the area. You can take part in many activities and see how maple syrup is made. This part of our little adventure was pretty sweet. The tour spots can be a bit busy and crazy, but it is a must see in Ohio.
After visiting a couple of stops we headed on up to Fairport Harbor to see the lighthouse. I am sure you all are aware of my obsession for lighthouses so any trip to any shore includes at least one. The ice in Fairport Harbor was not what I expected but that did not keep me from snapping a couple hundred images. There were some very big logs washed ashore there. From there we headed up the coast toward the east and stopped in Geneva, Ohio.
In Geneva the ice was more impressive, so I busily snapped away in the cold winds. My Nikon tolerated it like a trooper! My hands and face might have been numb, but I did not care! The brisk air felt good after being indoors with the crust crud the week before. Something about cold fresh air after a bodies been sick is good for the soul. Mr. Trent suggested our next stop to be in Geneva.
We stopped at the township park in Geneva-on-the-lake-this was by far my favorite spot. The ice dunes here were massive-my images do not do justice to the size! We carefully walked around watching for fissures-mind you the lake in this area was still very frozen at this time. Safety first (well most of the time). I was running out of daylight and pretty tired, enough adventure for one day. we decided to get dinner and head home with one final stop at Walnut Beach Park in Ashtabula. The ice dunes were impressive here also. The sun was setting it was a nice end to a beautiful day.