We have been blessed with some beautiful fall weather here on the North Coast, unusually clear, blue skies for this time of year and moderate temperatures in the 50’s. A couple of weeks ago we took advantage of a lovely day to take a walk at east end of Headlands Beach State Park on Lake Erie, where the Headland Dunes lie.
The dunes are a protected area, but there are a couple of trails running through them.
The easternmost trail leads to a secluded cove where I found this most amazing piece of driftwood in the shape of a seal. How I longed to take it home!
And this interesting arrangement of shells in the surf…
This center trail leads to the mile long beach, the longest stretch of public beach in Ohio.
And a view of the old Coast Guard lighthouse
And a brave soul wind surfing, that’s a cold sport on Lake Erie in November, but the wind was so high he was flying!
There’s not much else going on here today – as the sun sets and the air grows cooler we head back home for some hot cocoa
Headlands Beach State Park and Headlands Dunes State Nature Preserve are a great place to visit most times of the year – even in the dead of winter if you can stand the cold. It is a wonderful place to birdwatch especially during spring and fall migration when traveling birds stop to rest on their way to and from Canada. For more info visit Headlands Beach State Park