We are back home again, this time from our annual family trip to Cape May Point. This time we rented the house at 318 Knox Avenue, which was very nice. There was very little bird watching to be had due to high winds from the east. Any birds around were hunkered down out of the wind and many must have been blown westward. But we enjoyed our usual activities of miniature golf, biking, and walking on the beach. One bike ride takes us by Willow Creek winery where the way they prune and support their grapes is very impressive.
Monday, September 21, 2015
I got back from Oregon late yesterday. A highlight was visiting the future home of the Albany Carousel.
It is a completely volunteer undertaking and the craftsmanship is outstanding. You can go through their workshop and see the works in progress.
Tuesday, September 15, 2015
We drove back to New Jersey on September 12th since we have so much to do here. I spent the 14th in NYC doing pre-op stuff for my upcoming knee-replacement surgery. Then today, we drove to north Jersey to pick up our new Tesla. It is a great car but with a long learning curve. It will be a long time, if ever, before I learn all the possible options. Tomorrow I head to Oregon to visit my Dad.
Sunday, September 6, 2015
Even though our stay was shortened this year, we still managed to do 17 paddles.
Cedar River Flow
Floodwood to Polliwog
Floodwood Rollins Loop
Fulton Chain of Lake (One to Five)
Hoel, Turtle, Slang
North Branch of Saranac River
Raquette River Axton to Crusher
Raquette River Axton to Falls
South Creek to Second Pond
South Creek to Weller
Upper Saranac Lake
Saturday, September 5, 2015
Today was another beautiful day for a paddle, though somewhat warm in the low 80's. We tried to go up the Cedar River, but the water is very low and a large beaver dam blocked the way. We figured there would be more dams upstream and that the water was probably too low to allow us to reach the lean-to. So we just paddled about 6 miles around the flow.
Friday, September 4, 2015
Thursday, September 3, 2015
What a beautiful day for a paddle, especially since there was no wind. The morning fog had not yet lifted when we reached Middle Saranac.
We paddled by Bluff Island but did not stop.