Saturday, July 21, 2007

Attacking Lake George; or vice versa


Patsy Sweet left her mountain home to join the Common Man Tour to paddle up Lake George. We affectionately refer to her as "Raised by Wolves." An experienced canoeist, she cut a fine figure dressed in her traditional Indian garb. (She really IS of Canadian Indian descent.)
We launched on time from Lake Avenue Park in Lake George, headlong into an 11 mile per hour north headwind, just as they might have in the 1750's. We had anticipated some boat wake chop, which they didn't have in the 1750's, but we were not prepared mentally for the incredibly choppy waters from both the wind and boat wakes. Lake George is an incredibly busy lake on a Saturday afternoon in mid-July. The boat wakes were almost continuous and tested our paddling skills. But, at day's end we arrived safely at our destination, tired, but safe.
What's next? We're going to spend the next few days exploring Lake George from a variety of angles. If we happen to travel through your area, please give us a wave and a smile!

1 Comments:

At July 28, 2007 at 8:05 AM , Blogger Linda O said...

Great Job on the Blog! It's bringing back memories of my trips down the Delaware River in the 70's! Your hands either are very blistered or very tough by now! I too remember the geniuine hosptiality of those folks along the river.
Keep up the good work!
Linda RI

 

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