44 10.17 N 073 15.48 W
In 2005, our friends Rollie and Rosemary met us at the dock in Vergennes to go for a day sail. We had a great day. The blog about it is here. Today,we are back in the same spot, Vergennes and we received sad news. Our lifetime friend Rollie Faulkner passed away. We'll miss you Rollie.
Yesterday, we got to (a) Sail on the lake under full sail. (b) See Mount Abrams, Camels Hump and Mount Mansfield, (c) anchor in Porter Bay. Today we motored up Otter Creek, and now we're at the public dock in Vergennes. What a rush, all those high points in one day. Still remaining, Burlington, the main part of the lake, Valcour Island, and Willsboro to visit the deMellos.
Unfortunately, once again we are the only English speaking people here on the creek. Eight other boats are tied up here, and all eight of them speak French. Quebecers can be lovely people singly, but in a big group they are reluctant to break the ice and speak English. When we try, the awkwardness of inadequate language skills usually makes it flop.
By the way, we encountered a flotilla of darling little steam boats coming down Otter Creek as we came up. There must have been a steamboat festival that we missed. Unfortunately, I only got a good picture of one of them. Shades of The Arfican Queen.