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Grand River to Lake Erie Canoe Trip — Part 5

Remember how we hated being forced to watch slide shows of our friends’ and relatives’ vacations? But then we were generally a captive audience — if only because we were too polite to say rude things about their photos or claim that we left the stove on at home with a cauldron full of kittens on the burner.

This is a 21st century version of the vacation slide show. Don’t feel obligated to watch. If you’ve got a pot full of kittens sitting on the stove, I understand.

Here then, in chronological order, are photos omitted or deleted from previous posts on my recent Grand River canoe trip.

Base camp at Lake Erie Bluffs — before the tornado watch

Base camp at Lake Erie Bluffs — before NOAA issued  the tornado watch.

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Another view of the Lake Erie Bluffs campsite. Talk about deluxe accommodations — fire pit, grill, benches, two picnic table and a stack of firewood.

Another view of the Lake Erie Bluffs campsite. Talk about deluxe accommodations — fire pit, grill, benches, two picnic tables and a stack of firewood.

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Bathe on the beach? On second thought ...

Bathe on the beach? On second thought …

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The welcoming committee at Grand River Canoe Livery. Always a fun and interesting place to visit.

The welcoming committee at Grand River Canoe Livery. Always a fun and interesting place to visit.

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No shortage of bald eagles on the Grand River. It’s not unusual to see a half-dozen clustered together.

No shortage of bald eagles on the Grand River. It’s not unusual to see a half-dozen clustered together.

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A visitor at my Riverview Park campsite catches up on his reading.

A visitor at my Riverview Park campsite catches up on his reading.

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Tanks of the memories. Old hot water heaters “repurposed” as a guardrail along this old road.

Tanks for the memories. Old hot water heaters “repurposed” as a guardrail at Baker Road Park.

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Tree cannibalism!

Tree cannibalism! More from Baker Road Park.

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Not sure what caused this in the bark of a maple tree at Baker Road Park.

Not sure what caused this in the bark of a maple tree at Baker Road Park. Bite marks from another tree?

 

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A little pyromania makes for an interesting campfire.

A little pyromania makes for an interesting campfire.

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One of two young deer I saw on a bluff downstream of Baker Road Park.

One of two young deer I saw at the base of a bluff downstream from Baker Road Park.

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One of two side-by-side graves or shrines I found on an island upstream of Painesville. They were 3-4 feet long. Too short for a human. Most humans, anyway. And the beer bottle “headstone” marking one would indicate it wasn’t made for a dog.

One of two side-by-side graves or shrines I found on an island upstream from Painesville. They were 3-4 feet long. Too short for a human. Most humans, anyway. And the beer bottle “headstone” that marked one would indicate it wasn’t made for a dog.

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Grave marker or shrine? Whoever it was had good taste in beer.

Grave marker or shrine? Whoever it was had good taste in beer.

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Detail from really cool railroad trestle in Painesville.

Detail from really cool railroad trestle in Painesville.

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From wilderness to industrial waterway — freighters at Fairport Harbor.

From wilderness to industrial waterway — freighters at Fairport Harbor.

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One of two lighthouses at Fairport Harbor. My friend Becky tells me this one is privately owned.

Old lighthouse at Fairport Harbor. My friend Becky tells me this one is privately owned.

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Another old lighthouse inside the harbor.

Another old lighthouse inside the harbor.

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Another bucket list accomplishment — 25 years of canoeing, four trips to the Ohio River, and this is my first river trip that ended with a Lake Erie landing.

Another bucket list accomplishment — 35 years of canoeing, four trips to the Ohio River, and this is my first river trip that ended with a Lake Erie landing.

 

 

 

 

 

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One thought on “Deleted Scenes

  1. i love the art at small businesses. most could care less whether we like it or not. which i think is a healthy attitude. maybe why i don’t get invites to reunions.

    the vandals won’t be able to burn the water heaters.

    ice cream. raz

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