Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Jen On Board

Smugglers Cove, Valcour Island

It has been a particularly busy year for Jenny. Until now, she hasn't had the time to take a day off and enjoy a sail on the lake with us. Well, now is the time.

By the way, as I write this in the middle of Valcour's forest, there is a pileated woodpecker doing his thing on a tree right in front of me.  He's huge.  He's also quite a woodworker.  The wood chips are falling like a snow shower.  Very cool.

Jen naps enroute to Valcour.

Yesterday was a beautiful day. No wind, but sunny, blue skies, very pleasant temperatures in the low 70s, and almost clear views of the mountains. We motored from Vergennes up to Burlington, picked up Jenny and head here to Valcour Island.

What a pleasure to have her on board. Last evening we took a hike along the trails to a place with a nice overlook over the lake. When it was time to return, Jenny decided to swim back to the boat, while Libby and I walked. The water is deliciously clear, clean and warm.

Today, I expect, we'll hike around the periphery of the island.

p.s. Leaving Vergennes, we encountered a spot about 1/4 mile from Vergennes where Tarwathie had to plow through mud for 100 feet.  We draw 5 to 5.5 feet.   I'm afraid that's our last trip to Vergennes this year, the water level is too low.

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