Monday, August 28, 2006

Irish Creme and Coffee

I went to work this morning, in a light drizzle, and attended a couple of meetings...as the last one was winding down, I noticed that the sun had come out, so I snuck out and headed over to Lower Saranac Lake to try my luck at a new geocache that was just listed last night...don't worry taxpayers of Lake Placid, I'm not on the clock yet...


It's a beautiful paddle, with lots of small islands and glacial rocks littering the lake, above and below the water...like a giants' game of bocce...



I stopped for a mini-picnic at a favorite spot of mine not too far from the posted coordinates for the geocache...in the hotter part of the summer, you can watch bean-heads jumping from the cliffs while splashing around in the shallows between these 2 islands, and swim/snack while watching the lake and the world go on around you...



This is a picture of Wolf Island, aptly named, as I came across lots of deer bones and carnivore poop laden with bones and hair...



Once ashore, I came across this huge toad parked in a seldom-used fireplace...he was no help at all in finding the cache, but probably keeps the bugs under control...



I found the cache in short order, logged and traded, and headed back to the water, to paddle around some of the nearby islands, and on to a swim...



The light breeze and wispy clouds and myriad island and still water and rocks above and below the surface blew my mind, and made this one of my best paddles of the summer...



I stopped at one point to cool off with a swim and a float...those are Tevas, not shark fins between me and the camera...



At the put-in, I reluctantly headed in, loaded up my car, and promised the mountains and waters ahead a visit sometime soon...maybe after my meetings tomorrow...



The boat-launch was chaos...filled to overflowing with people from Massachusetts (all of them, I swear, at least by the license plates) running around...clucking and dropping stuff and grumping at their kids...so I put everything (including the boat) on my back, and huffed it to my Element in the parking lot, which was quiet as suburban Lake Clear at 10pm...



The flavor of the day was Irish Creme and Coffee...it was spectacular!!!

2 comments:

Janet said...

You mean the water was actually warm enough to swim!!! Unbelievable.

26.2k said...

I love the mountain of ice cream. Very clever. And aren't Tevas the best? They should be the approved footwear for all occasions.