Thursday, July 21, 2016

Cruising the Hudson River

Jim, Dave and I took our Sea Doos down the Hudson River from Catskill to Kingston yesterday. What a gorgeous and calm day, with very little current.

It didn't take us long to get to the lighthouse entrance at Kingston's Rondout Creek going 35 mph!


The shipyard was much busier than in previous years.



End of the line. There used to be a lock here in days gone by for boats transporting coal.
 
"Be Aware of Falling Objects" is a sign on the new bridge that is replacing the old one over the west end of the creek. Gotta love Dave's special hat!

Now it's time to load up the Sea Doo to head to the Thousand Islands'  to watch the annual Poker Run this weekend. Lots of big fast (and loud!) boats. Check back for what I'm sure will be some awesome photos.


Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Boathouse Tour

Dave and I trailered Foxie up to Lake Placid to explore the lake. A couple of years ago, when we still had our launch Sashay, we did a tour of one end of the lake with Lynda and John. This time we covered the whole lake, peering into all the gorgeous boathouses, most of which had wooden boats in them. What a pretty lake underneath Whiteface Mountain.



Here a few of the gorgeous 'camps' and boathouses...






After our exploration, we found a walking trail to portage the kayaks over to Mirror Lake, which was just as much fun. We got to see the back side of the shops and restaurants along the main street.



Another interesting and diverse day on the water!

Monday, July 18, 2016

Clammin'

Who would have thought that you could go clamming in the middle of Lake George? We had fun taking friends Kerstin and Kenny out in Moxie and stopped at the sandbar near Ticonderoga.


Walking in the shallows we found all sorts of clams with our toes! 

Kenny (who is taking the photos) took some home to cook, but I doubt they tasted very good. It certainly added to the adventure though!

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Another Annual Trek

Last summer Dave and I signed up to be ambassadors for Ft. Ticonderoga. This allows us to get into the fort and the grounds for free, because we have a home in Ticonderoga. I know I posted photos of the King's Garden last year, but they are so gorgeous this season, I had to show you a few again.





It must take so much work to keep the garden growing and pristine, and it certainly is appreciated... especially by me!

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Lunch Cruises

There seems to be no limit as to where we'll go for lunch. When you are retired you have be diverse and imaginative. Last week we launched our 17ft. Sea Fox center console Foxie at Westport on Lake Champlain, motored across the lake to Otter Creek. We followed the winding creek all the way to Vergennes, VT...at the designated 5mph no wake speed! It took a little over an hour to travel the 7 miles and we were plagued with deer flies, which kept us busy swatting. It is a very pretty trip though, and we were the only boat at the public dock at the base of the waterfalls. We sure were ready for lunch at our favorite restaurant after a short but steep hike up the hill to the Three Squares Bistro.

The following day was an easy run down to Anthony's Nose for a picnic lunch on Lake George in our Chris Craft Speedster Moxie. It certainly didn't feel like 90 degrees on and in the refreshing water, but back at the launch ramp it felt even hotter. Sorry no photos...we were too wet!

Wednesday we headed to Niantic, CT for a Hope Town reunion at friends Bruce and Gail's home. 22 New Englanders got together and it was so much fun seeing everyone away from Abaco.

We traveled in the Thunderbird and Chris and Deke from New Hampshire drove their 1950 Chevy Sedan Delivery hot rod. What great 'dinghies' they were for this event!


Who knows where the next lunch outing will be! Stay tuned for more adventures...


Friday, July 1, 2016

Much Needed Rain?!

I know we needed rain, but over an inch fell in 15 minutes today. I'm not too sure how beneficial it was with the runoff, but we'll take it and the fish are lovin' the high water...



Thursday, June 30, 2016

Flashback

While Dave was loading up some of his classic motorcycles to take to the annual Rhinebeck show, I started going through some of my photos from this past spring. Much to my surprise, I came across the shots I took during the Volkswagen exhibition in Daytona last April and realized that I hadn't posted any here on the blog.  The attendance seems to increase each year with everything from pristine vehicles to bare bones (that even ran!).  I hope you enjoy the sampling of pictures as much as I liked reminiscing...