Friday, July 25, 2008

Lake Champlain

Pines on Stony Point
Lake Champlain, Westport, New York

We left Maine Wednesday and had a rainy day of travel to Smuggler's Notch State Park near Stowe, Vermont. The rain didn't stop us from shopping in Stowe but we parked the RV in a down pour at the campsite and the torrential rains kept us inside until the next morning. Not to much photography taken. Thursday we visited the Essex Shipyard on the western bank of Lake Champlain and stayed with friends at their summer home on the shore near Westport, New York. What a beautiful spot. It rained into the night but promised to clear so I was up at dawn and down to the water for the picture above.

Twin Tree Sunrise
Lake Champlain, Westport, New York

What a beautiful morning. These two magnificent trees overlook the bluff above the cove where a few boats swing from their mooring ball. Their shadows played across the lawn towards me and the trees showed nicely in the backlight.

Rustic Guest Cabin
Lake Champlain, Westport, New York

On the property are the remains of two turn of the century guest cabins made from salvaging the wreckage of a steam ship that met its demise off the point pictured in the first picture. The ceilings are held up from the arched beams taken from the knees in the hull of the ship.

Tomorrow we head up to the Adirondacks to camp near lakes at two different parks for the week.

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