With the Twez.
This isn’t actually Loch Lomond, but it just made me think of that kiddie song. Maybe someday we could go to Scotland and take a picture like this in front of the real Loch Lomond!
The wee birdie sang
And the wild flowers spring,
And in sunshine the waters are sleeping,
But the broken heart it kens
Nae second Spring again,
Tho’ the waeful may cease frae their greeting.
These next two pictures are pretty self-explanatory. On the left is K-lee in the pond just down a little path from our cabins, so it can give you a little perspective on the size of the pond and what the view is like. On the right is a hammock which is also near our cabins. I took my book and read in it one nice day. With a pillow its a perfect spot for reading.
The next picture is of my book, “Alaska BEAR Tales” It is really good, I’m only half way through it, but hopefully I will keep going and finish it at home. It spooked me a little bit when I was up late reading it with my headlamp after the lights went out at night. It made me keep looking around all the time I went out biking on the dirt roads alone. The picture below to the right is of me at the shale pit. It was about a 4 mile ride to the bottom of the hill that goes up to the pit, which as you can see overlooks the pond and the surrounding area. Its a little off-kilter because I put it on a self timer on a loose rock on the wall. But it worked out pretty well, and then I rode down the wall and down the big hill and back to camp which in the larger version of the picture you can make out. The left grip on my handlebars covers up most of it though, and it is pretty tough to see.
This is the view of camp from the boat, one night we went out fishing. This was before harvey (one of the owners of the camp and the owner of the plane) left. And I missed him leaving, because I like watching planes take off and land, especially on the pond. And he always buzzes the camp after he takes off. Anyways, I thought it was a good picture
This blurry little picture is of the coyote Casey and I saw while fishing one night. It was really dark and the shore was pretty far away, but you can make out its figure. Casey thought he was hunting some birds on the shore or something. He hung out for a while while we fished.
This picture I took from my bike while Casey and I were biking around the pond. I had an opportunity to get a better picture of her when we first saw her, because we were pretty close and she was facing us, but I didn’t have my camera out. And she got a little bit ahead of us while I was getting my camera out, but I managed to get this picture of her running ahead while I was riding.
As you can see, we all had a really good time relaxing, eating well, and doing a few outdoorsy activities. Even the dogs had a good time together, especially Clarke and Grover this day!!
I don’t know why this is all underlined..
This last picture on the left is of me on the phone with you at the top of the hill, looking the other way. On the other side, it was finally time to leave :(. That’s a picture of Willy and Grover waiting to leave in the back of Jon’s car.
I have plenty of other pictures I will post about the hike we did, and then just other randoms hanging out at camp. I will show you the rest when you are here.
These are a few pics from the biking Jon and I did in VT. These two are both of some trails we rode through a granite quarry in Barre, VT. The left one is at the top of a hill with a pretty cool lookout. The right one is another lookout over the quarry which is pretty cool. There was a lot of really nice scenery for this ride.
The picture on the left here is of me coming down a couple pretty cool bridges that they had made also in the trails through the quarry. There were a lot of these that made cat walks, jumps, and even some banked turns on big downhill trails, so that was really cool. The picture on the right was of part of the trail as we were coming down the hill in Jon’s town, Waterbury, VT. The beginning of that ride started with 45 minutes uphill. No Joke, 45 mins, the first 25 or so were murder. Straight up hill and the ground was kinda sandy. I wasn’t quite ready. He told me there were some hills but I didn’t realize you had to ride up a mountain to get to the start of the trails. But, it was really nice once we made it up hill because the trails were mostly downhill from there. Really had to earn it though.
These pictures are of the first spot we went swimming at, in between our two bike rides. The first of which was in Jonny’s town with the huge hill, so swimming was really nice because it was pretty hot that day too. The one on the left is looking upstream, above all the waterfalls. I wish I could have taken my camera to the bottom to really give you perspective of this spot. There were 3 waterfalls with pools in between and then a big pool at the bottom. The picture on the right is of the pool we jumped into. It was on the second tier of this waterfall succession, and it was only 7 or 8 feet deep. Which made it kinda fun to jump in because you really had to make a “J” shape as you jumped into the water so that you wouldn’t slam the bottom.