Monday, July 29, 2013

Paddling the Lower Osgood

A group of us put into the Lower Osgood River off Route 30 and paddled down to Meacham Lake where the cars were waiting.  This was the first I had seen cardinal flowers blooming this year.  The current was fast enough that I didn't try to steady the boat enough to get a picture.  But I did get this photo of new cones on a tamarack tree at the beach where we stopped for lunch.

And this one of the usual flotilla.

Adirondack "Stuff"

We've added to our Adirondack motif recently.  We love our new screen door.

And our peeled-log love seat.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Paddling Long Pond

We paddled Long Pond with friends today.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Visiting Waterfalls

The family is visiting and this afternoon we went to High Falls Gorge and then hiked down to the falls at Wilmington Notch.  There was less water than we expected but the falls were still spectacular.  These are photos taken in the gorge.

I didn't take many pictures at Wilmington Notch because I've taken so many in the past.  But I couldn't resist this view.  The ferns and moss are very happy this year with all the rain.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Paddling Hoel, Turtle, Slang Ponds

Today I paddled with a group of friends, putting in at the private landing on Hoel Pond, carrying over the railroad tracks into Turtle Pond, paddling into Slang, and carrying into Long Pond.  The carry was very muddy from all the rain we have had.  Though the weather was nice, but a bit hot, there was quite a headwind going out, so we didn't explore much of Long Pond.  We stopped at campsite 10 for lunch, then headed back to our friends' camp on Hoel Pond for dessert and a nice visit.

I have my new waterproof Olympus camera, so I took several photos to try it out.

There was a loon with a chick that I managed to photograph.

Friday, July 12, 2013

Paddling Bridge Brook Pond

It was a beautiful day, finally, so the two of us put in at Rock Island Bay on Tupper Lake and paddled across to the carry to Bridge Brook Pond.  We took the carry and paddled around the pond for a while. Since the water is so high, we got farther than we have in the past.  And we saw another beaver and lots of frogs.  We thought we would have the lake to ourselves, but there was a family camping there.  We paddled a total of about 8.5 miles, plus 1/2 mile of carrying, so we were too tired to paddle all the way to the end of the lake to see Bog River Falls.  So we drove down there instead, and boy is there a lot of water coming over.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Paddling Browns Tract

The weather finally cleared enough today for us to do a new paddle.  We put in on Raquette Lake at the town launch in the upper right of the photo and paddled up Browns Tract.  It was a beautiful paddle with acres of white water lilies and lots of rose pagonia orchids.  I don't have my new waterproof camera yet, or I would have taken photos.  We lunched on the boardwalk at the end of the carry from Eighth Lake (the white line you can barely see coming out of the woods on the bottom left of the picture) and then retraced our steps.  The total paddle was just 5.5 miles.

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Quilt for Dad - #26

I finished the quilt for Dad's bed at his assisted living apartment.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Rain, Rain Go Away

It has been raining and raining.  I just read that May and June were the wettest consecutive 2-month period on record at Burlington, Vermont with 18.6 inches.  I managed to paddle a bit on the Flow yesterday between rain showers, but the weather is so uncertain there are no group paddles scheduled for this week.  I've been quilting and starting some more genealogy research but I wish I could be outside more.  Hopefully the next 2 months will be better.