Sunday, June 1, 2014

"Time-in" and last day at Erie, PA

Location: Four Mile Creek State Park; Youngstown, NY

I was paroled from internet "time-out" late this afternoon. I'll make sure to track the usage of my data from now on so as to not let that happen again. Although I'm another park now, I'll post about the last day at Erie so I can get caught up. 

I visited the Niagara Maritime Museum which is also the home port of the U.S. Brig Niagara. That is the two-masted
Maritime Museum
ship I posted pictures of in the last blog post. I got a personal guided tour of the ship. The guide was informative, but sick,
U.S. Brig Niagara
so I kept my distance from him. As with so many of the other places I've been, I was the only one on the tour since as
The Crows Nest
people keep telling me, "I'm right at the beginning of the season". I think I'm timing it just right since I do not enjoy
Main Deck, looking foreward
fussing with crowds of people at tourist sights. I like it better for me to just wander around on my own. As I mentioned in the last post, the Niagara is a teaching ship with about half
Mess Deck, with guide. Overhead height, 5 feet.
the crew being "old salts" and the other half being "recruits". At special times during the year, you can take a trip on the ship when it goes out into Lake Erie. You have to be a "working crew member" to satisfy the coast guard because the ship isn't certified as a passenger ship. To skirt that regulation, they will have the "non-passengers" tie a knot or roll up a rope to be able to say they worked. I didn't time it right for the trip but it would have been nice.

I had been looking for some sunset pictures over Lake Erie but the weather and sky just weren't cooperating. On the last night, I stood outside on the seawall for about an hour in
Sunset from the seawall
a blustery wind and falling temperatures waiting for the sky to show me something. I finally gave up and ended up with the picture captioned "sunset at the seawall". Once I got back to Liberty and warmed up, I noticed my shades
Sunset standing next to Freedom and Liberty
changing color, so I grabbed my camera cell phone and hit the door. The sky was lit up like Christmas. The foreground is the bath house and some other trailers but I think it just adds to the picture. I was satisfied.

The next day I hitched up and went north. That will be in the next post.

Ya'll take care of each other and I'll Cya down the road.

1 comment:

  1. You know you are making it hard to stay 3 more years. The picture make me want to be there just relaxing and enjoying Gods views of how nice everything is without the drama. And I have 2 weeks before I meet Ron's mom and dad. So I'll let you know. Also the one good thing is I'll get to see and x DOTD Debbie Price. And NO LOCK LIZARDS LOL Keep safe