Friday, August 26, 2011

Middle Bass Island, OH


First I would like to thank everyone for the kind comments about Oreo. I don’t know how Jim was able to write that last post, because I don’t think I could have done it for a long time. 

We managed to get aboard the ferry yesterday at Catawba, a rather anxiety inducing trip. It was windy so Lake Erie was very choppy and we were squeezed in so tightly the driver’s door was the only one with barely enough room to get out, which Jim did to take a couple pictures. Our mirrors had to be pushed in.


It was a 45 minute ride to go 7 miles, with a cost of $140 round trip. We left the car in one of several free parking areas, since that would have been another $40.


A house we saw on South Bass Island from the ferry. They cut this boat in half and built a house around it. Quite unique.


At least we have a free place to park behind our friends, Dave and Kim’s, house on the island.



We’ve gone for a few walks and a bike ride so far. Although the island is only a bit over 800 acres, we managed to ride our bikes almost 10 miles last night. This is a beautiful place, mainly private residences, with just a couple restaurants, bars, stores, a state park for tent camping only, and an RV park.

Dave and Kim got a couple cute dogs since we last saw them in Columbus three years ago. This is Jake and Ellie.


A few scenes from Lake Erie.



You can barely make out the nuclear power plant on the horizon on the left.


This has been a nice diversion, enjoying time with old friends, having a few drinks and laughing a lot. It still seems very empty coming back to the rig and only one cat.


  1. What a treat to be able to stay on the island. Perhaps this peaceful time will help you heal.

  2. GREAT pics -- enjoy the uniqueness of being on your own private island:)

  3. That ship/house is one of the most interesting things I have seen.

    Lucky you to have friends with a house on an island. ENJOY!!!

  4. The island looks like a super place to stay. Enjoy your visit there with your friends.