Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Bike Ride

We have been doing lots of bike riding.  Most days we ride about 7 miles around the neighborhood.  Today we tried another bike trail.  We started at Allaire State Park and rode the Edgar Felix Memorial Bikeway to Manasquan.  The round trip is about 11 miles all on a paved trail, though the eastern couple of miles are sort of rough.  An interesting feature of this trail is the 2 bridges over the Garden State Parkway.


We drove back to NJ from camp on September 9th.  Then on the 11th we drove to Cape May Point to spend several days with family.  We came back home late on the 15th and have slowly been catching up with things around the house but also doing lots of relaxing.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

2014 Paddling Summary

Here is the summary of the 16 paddles I did in our abbreviated stay this year.
Ampersand Bay to Lake Flower
Bog River to Hitchens Pond and beyond
Dead Creek Flow
Floodwood Rollins loop
Floodwood to Polliwog
Hoel, Turtle, Slang, Long
Lake Clear
Little Tupper
Long Lake
Long Pond
Lower Osgood
Middle Saranac to Weller Pond
North Branch of Moose River
Oswegatchie River
Raquette River from Axton Landing to the falls
Raquette River from the Crusher to Follensby Pond

Paddling From Floodwood to Polliwog

We took our final paddle of the season today.  We plus J and C spotted a car on Floodwood Road at Polliwog Pond then put the boats in on Floodwood Pond and paddled down Fish Creek and around through Follensby Clear then portaged into Polliwog for a total of 8 miles.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Paddling the Bog River

The two of us paddled about 12 miles on the Bog River today.  We put in above Low's Lower Dam, carried around the Upper Dam, and paddled about 3 miles further upstream, then returned.  It was another beautiful day.

A mid-paddle siesta

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Quilt #32

Monday, September 1, 2014

Paddling Hoel, Turtle, Slang, Long Ponds

We had a good Labor Day with friends today.  We put into Hoel Pond and paddled through Turtle and Slang and carried to Long Pond.  We had intended to picnic at one of the campsites on Long Pond, but the near ones were full so we headed back to the carry for lunch then retraced our steps.  We finished the paddle at the camp of friends on Hoel Pond and had brownie sundaes for dessert.  Yum.