July 16 – Geneva, Ohio

16 Jul

OK – totally uneventful day – very easy ride from Cleveland to Geneva. The only thing of any interest along the way were the nuclear cooling towers.

Lake Erie nuclear cooling towers

We are at the Geneva State Park Marina and it is very nice. There is a great bike path throughout the park – all paved. The marina is vey quiet and clean. We met some boaters from Cleveland who had been to the North Channel and they remarked that they could not believe the cleanliness of the water. We can’t believe the condition of the water in Lake Erie! Supposedly it is much cleaner than it used to be and in the larger part of the lake, it certainly is. I think that because the lake is so shallow and so warm, a lot of stuff grows easily. Apparently, the zebra mussels have cleaned it up.

We went out to eat in Geneva at the seediest place I have ever been in! I followed Dennis’ advice though and ordered a hamburger. “Don’t order anything else in a place like this!” The hamburger was pretty good actually but the clientele was certainly interesting. I felt like I was in an episode of Sons of Anarchy…

Here is a picture of the bottom of the bar stools – this is to keep the bikers from poking each others’ eyes out!

Geneva is very similar to Wasaga Beach and they have an old ferris wheel in the downtown area.

We are off to Erie, PA tomorrow. The weather is supposed to be in the 90s! After Erie, we are crossing back into Canada. We are hoping to get to the Welland Canal on Saturday morning.


1 Comment

Posted by on July 16, 2012 in Sailing in Lake Erie


One response to “July 16 – Geneva, Ohio

  1. Diane

    July 19, 2012 at 8:10 pm

    Guess I should have read your post earlier – could have met you tonight!


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