The next morning we filled up with propane and pulled out just minutes before the campground closed for the winter. Rain held off until we were fully on the road. Dreary Erie lived up to it's unflattering nickname. It rained all the way to Cleveland. Nice clean Beluga is clean no more.
By around 4 we arrived at our next spot, Maumee Bay State Park in Oregon, Ohio. We'll be here for 3 or 4 days to check out the Lake Erie shoreline, part of the Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge and a couple of things in nearby Toledo. What a difference a few miles make! It was sunny and delightful as we set up camp in site 66.
We had a nice, lazy morning and, after lunch, set off to find the Wildlife Refuge. We stopped in the Visitor's Center (I know!) and saw a short movie on the area before exploring the area. Our timing isn't perfect for birding here - too late for the spectacular spring Warbler migration, and not exactly the right time for the shorebirds, herons and raptors, but this is when we're here so we enjoyed our day.
We spied several interesting waterfowl but they were too far away for good photos. I'll show you a couple, don't judge....
By the time we headed home clouds had gathered and covered the blue sky. Rain and wind are forecast for tonight and tomorrow. Sigh.