Day Three - Lake Erie and Dunkirk Lighthouse

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Beautiful Lake Erie

All of us wanted to see Lake Erie, so we checked out and took the short ride back down to the place we ate dinner the night before.  The day was crystal clear and the lake was beautiful.  Actually, it looked more like an ocean than a lake.    Lake Erie is one of the smaller of the Great Lakes, but it is still a vast and impressive body of water.  We strolled around the harbor area, enjoying the warm sun and cool breeze. 

Unfortunately, one of the drawbacks of cramming so much to see into a structured time-frame is not enough time for leisurely sight seeing.  We knew we had to cover miles today and that Niagara Falls was within our reach.  We would be riding right along the shoreline as we made our way into New York State.

Dunkirk Lighthouse on Lake Erie
  How could a place called "Manhattan" be on the same planet with this beautiful countryside much less the same State??  Grape vinyards were plentiful and we could actually smell the vermenting grapes as they were being made into wine.  

We were certainly blessed with a beautiful day and every one of us were enjoying the ride.  The warm sun on our back and the cool breeze in our face.  There is absolutely no other way to travel.  So much is missed inside of an automobile or an airplane. 

Historical Dunkirk Lighthouse was one of our planned stops.   Somebody didn't do their homework.  Could it be me??  The lighthouse is closed on Sundays!  Oh, well.  We did stop and stretch our legs.  Fortunately, the fence was situated so that we were able to get some good pictures through the bars, but we got to save our price of admission on this particular day.

The historical town of Fredonia was just a thirty minute drive from Dunkirk, so we decided to take a look-see.  The White Inn was serving lunch, so we took a seat on the large covered front porch and enjoyed their good food and hospitality.   

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Beautiful Lake Erie
Beautiful Lake Erie
Dunkirk Lighthouse on Lake Erie
Dunkirk Lighthouse on Lake Erie
Smugglers Wharf on Lake Erie. 
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"Smugglers Wharf" on Lake Erie. …
Sailboat in the harbor
Sailboat in the harbor
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photo by: smuffygt