Lat October we went to a picnic at the Edgwater Yacht club on the Lake Erie coastline. The picnic was for the Ohio Jewelry and Metal Arts guild and one of our members is also a member of the yacht club.
Edgewater Yacht Club
Katie on an Anchor
To the east was downtown Cleveland.
To the east was Edgewater Beach. We walked there to collect beach glass; there was little glass, but there was a lot of other *stuff* – shells, driftwood, plastic, other…
To the north was Lake Erie. Lake Erie has big boats! Big, big boats.
Rosemarie Hanus melts glass to make beads in northeast Ohio. She was a founding member and is active in the Ohio Jewelry and Metal Arts guild.
We visited the Headlands Beach State Park, Ohio again over the weekend to collect beach glass, and I snapped this photo. It was a gray day when we arrived, but the sun came out. Yes. The water looked THAT blue.
Headlands Beach State Park, Ohio
I have lived in Northeast Ohio my whole life and I had never explored this wonderful resource that we have – Lake Erie. I took a class recently at Grand River Beads to learn how to drill glass, and we used Lake Erie beach glass. The glass is beautifully etched by the waves and washes up onto the beaches. Well, I decided that I had to go collect some of that glass myself.
We decided to go to the Headlands Beach State Park and it was great fun finding the glass. Most of the pieces were small, but we did find some nice pendant size ones. Just being at the beach was a new experience, with a nice cool breeze and moderate waves. I know that people swim there, but the water was still too cold.
Headlands Beach State Park, Ohio, Lake Erie
There were birds there that I don’t see in my backyard.
Lake Erie Beach Bird
My kids were surprised at the vastness of the lake itself. Although only the 4th in size of the Great Lakes, Lake Erie is the 10th largest lake in the world. It is 9940 square miles – which is larger than any one of these states: Vermont, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Connecticut, Delaware, or Rhode Island.
We were there early in the day, there weren’t too many people there. We had “hard time” finding our car. [/sarcasm]
My Lonely Car