Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Going Green

The kids and I went on a little weekend adventure. (Road Trip)

Green Lake is the oldest resort community west of Niagara Falls. Many large, wooden hotels and one short lived casino populated the north shore during the late 1800's.

This is a great lake to paddle on. Somewhere around 23 miles of shoreline.

Also, the lake has a maximum depth of 237 feet and an average depth of 100 feet making it the deepest natural inland lake in Wisconsin.

The water temperature was in the 40's. We cautioned the kids and set up rules on going down on the pier unsupervised. Sure enough Morgan 7yrs. old (niece) fell into the water. She was close enough to grab her right from the pier. Her dip in the lake got every one's attention. The water temperature is numbing.

The cooler weekend air temperature and high gas prices kept the Green lake experience quite enjoyable by canoe. Hardly anyone out on the water. Most piers were still on shore and the marina was pretty much empty.

But there was some action out there. With some sunshine, and crystal clear water, Lilly pads are making their way to the surface.

Shattered thunderstorms provided brilliant rainbows. (Cell phone camera doesn't do this rainbow justice.) I was more interested in keeping the canoe upright as the wind was gusting to 40 mph and the chop started to build.

Back on Rock Lake

What a great weekend to take in all that is Wisconsin. Finally got a picture of the Sand Hill Crane that has been eluding me on my ventures around Rock Lake. (picture taken on my Saturday morning paddle before we left for the weekend). I have taken numerous pictures of nothing but water or sky all last year trying to capture him in flight.

I've been goosed! Glass like conditions on the east shore provided safe haven for this family of world class paddlers.

Good times!! - The Capt'n

1 comment:

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