Monday, October 08, 2007

The Boating Party

The motley crew who ventured out onto Lake Chautauqua in a catamaran is hardly the subject of a Monet painting, but we experienced the lake from a very different perspective on the last day of our mini-vacation.

We are not really boat people, but we figured it couldn’t be too hard to power, steer, and stop a big flat boat that didn’t have a chance of turning over.

In truth, Kris has always loved boats and water and really knew what she was doing, even before the 20-minute crash course in catamaran-ing.

One of our crew wasn’t taking any chances.

Here are some random shots from our 2-hour trip around the lake, which is 17 miles from north to south. It was a perfect day with lots of sun and just enough wind to give us a slight breeze.


Blogger GEWELS said...

The mini-vacation sounds perfect. What a beautiful place to spend a fall weekend. Just reading about it was calming and restful.

8:46 PM  
Blogger media concepts said...

Nice pics. So this was a dual- hulled powerboat? I see a cockpit, steering wheel and throttle. Usually when I think of a catamaran, I think of a sailboat.

10:14 PM  
Blogger Barbara said...

Gewels -- Yeah, but all good things must come to an end and so we go home tomorrow. But then we get to see Jake again!

Matt -- That's probably the right term for this boat, which was definitely powered by an engine and not a sail! I told you I wasn't a boat person.

10:39 PM  
Blogger Kristin said...

What a beautiful day and end to a mini-vacation. Thanks for taking us along.

7:39 AM  
Blogger Mother of Invention said...

Isn't it great to get some fall colours in with the lake shots? Doesn't happen much unless you have a cottage.

9:28 AM  
Blogger Ulysses said...

The Boating Party? Maybe I'll write a story for you all

9:17 PM  
Blogger Barbara said...

Ulysses -- I was just about to tell you that it was time for another story. I can't wait to find out what really happened out there on that lake. Bring it on!

9:47 PM  
Blogger Ulysses said...

well, first I have to finish with Thomas II, get it off my back. and you don't want to be out on the water during the one after that...

12:53 PM  

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