To try to escape the sweltering temperatures, I took a trip up to South Bass Island and the village of Put-In-Bay last Friday. This is an island not far off the northcoast of Ohio in Lake Erie. I had hoped that the temperature would be a little cooler a few miles out into the lake. Unfortunately, this was not the case!
While wandering around in the shady garden and woods, behind a historic home on the island, I found this beautiful old watering can! Strangely it was sitting on a barbeque grill but the grill was not lit and it was in the cool shade, if you can call 90s cool.
Wandering further in the yard I came upon this old thermometer under a covered porch. It read 82 degrees! There’s no way that the temperature was 82 anywhere in the area that day, except maybe in Lake Erie itself!
So, while seeking a cooler environment and then some shade, I found myself back in the 195os! It wasn’t any cooler there, at least not temperature wise, but it may have been in other ways!
I was glad I chose to carry only my small Canon G12 on this trip. It was much too hot to be lugging around my large Nikon DSLR and a few lenses that I would have been obligated to take along as well! Sometimes it’s smart to bite the bullet and go light!