An Old Hen Sunset

Lake Erie is “Ohio’s Great Lake.”  It is dotted with islands, large and small, some of which are in the American part of the lake and some of which, like Old Hen Island, are in the Canadian sector.  Wherever they are, Lake Erie islands have their own, distinctive feel.  It’s like you’re not in the Midwest any more, but instead have somehow been transported to some faraway, languid, magical realm.

One of the highlights of any overnight visit to a Lake Erie island is the sunset.  They tend to be spectacular, as you look out due west and see the sun fall into the vast body of water, turned fiery gold for the occasion.  This photo was taken Friday night, from the “Sunset Strip” vantage point on the western shore of Old Hen Island.

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