Thursday, July 28, 2016

97: Another great lake

Lake Ontario near Sodus Point
We left Jim and Carol's after some great blueberry pancakes, and headed due north to the shore of Lake Ontario. Like its sister, Erie, this lake is a bit shy. We could see glimpses of the lake past the homes right there, but didn't get a good look at Ontario until we reached the town of Sodus Point.

The Fresnel lens magnifies the internal light
There we were able to climb the steps to the light in the historic light house! All the lighthouses I have ever seen, and finally a chance to get up in one. The light itself is just gorgeous!

We rode through lots of apple orchards today. Pretty old barns and houses that provided sanctuary to slaves on the Underground Railroad were part of the day, also. It is humbling to recognize these places have been here for so very long, and played such an important role in our nation's history.

And then, I had the pleasure of visiting with my old friend from high school, Mike Lynn, who drove up from Ithaca to have dinner with us. It was so cool to see him - I told Roger he was now entering the "Wayback Machine"!

The day's report:  Pultneyville to Fulton, 54.1 miles/4889 to date

Our route for the day

Apple trees are planted almost like grape vines

Cool old barn

Kathy and Mike

Lighthouse at Sodus Point

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