Sunday, August 8, 2010

Frances Slocum State Park

Today we loaded up the Sea Eagle and took off for the park. 
It is named for a girl who was kidnapped by indians in 1778 when she was only 5 years old.


There is a handy boat launch that we were able to back down with my car.



Didn't take us too long to pump up the seats & boat.


Had no trouble getting into the boat from the dock.
Few minutes and we had a good rhythm paddling.
The only problem is taking pictures of each other in the boat
makes for interesting positions. This is the only
one I got, with my Iphone :)


The lake covers 165 acres, and is in the shape of a horseshoe. 
We found a few ducks enjoying the water and some late summer wildflowers.


We paddled the full length of the lake! There were a few other
boaters, some fishing, some just enjoying the sunshine.
There is a campground on the one side of the park,
and they rent rowboats.


We took a picnic lunch, and floated about while we
enjoyed it. 

Although George did most of the paddling, I helped too. 
There was a bit of a stiff breeze that made returning
to the dock a workout!

We got out of the boat with no problem, and got it dried off
and put away in its bag. I'm still amazed that
all that stuff fits in one neat bag. We even
put our life vests in it as well.

Oh yeah, the ice cream....

We didn't have to look very far. On the way in to the lake we saw
an ice cream shop. Much to our surprise, it was one
of our favorite types - the cold stone. 
I didn't have to hunt one down!


3 comments:

  1. Looks like a great day! The weather was perfect!! :)

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  2. Boy did that look like a great way to spend the day. We need to get our Sea Eagle out of the bag and into the water soon!!

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  3. Can I come live with you in the RV with my 3 cats?
    your cuz - Kalene

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