Larry & Lee Ann's Journey travel blog

Arriving at the lake, Larry unloading the Paddleski...

We're on the move...

I sure am happy to be here...

Looking back toward the boat launch...

The shoreline is changing rapidly...

There are so many pretty rock out-croppings along our way, it's hard...

A look back at our launch point as we get farther along...

I liked the sun reflecting off the rocks here...

One of the pretty bucks we encountered...

Heading back on the opposite side of the lake, the scenery is...

One of the duck families I mentioned earlier...

And a Great Blue Heron in flight...

It is truly peaceful and beautiful today...

Back in one of the coves, I liked the reflection in the...

Son Larry, wondering where we are right now, he's jealous! LOL

Looks like it's time to head back...

Almost back to the boat launch, isn't it pretty?

Paul and Marci, in front of their buffalo....


Well, it didn't rain and we had a wonderful 2 hour 'cruise'. The lake was like glass except for the small wake we cause. There were a couple of other craft on the water, but basically the only thing that came near us was a canoe being paddled by a nice young couple. As usual, a couple of folks from shore called out questions about our Paddleski. It seems to cause a few questions every time we are on it. This time a few guys that were fly fishing from shore commented that they sure would like to be on a boat. There were fish jumping out of the water all around us. Most seemed small, but there were a couple of big bass also. We didn't come prepared to fish, but were wishing we had right about then!

We cruised up the left hand side of the lake then came back down the right hand side. Larry has our seats facing each other which makes it more fun when fishing together. You can chat and visit and be of help to each other. But I think I prefer mine (the front seat) to be turned around the other way for sight seeing. In the future we will do that. Especially when we get our new seats. Which won't be as long as we first thought. Tim located two for us in Rapid City, so in the next couple of days we will meet with him and pick them up.

Along our journey we enjoyed watching the ducks, bluebirds, blue herons, wild turkeys and deer. All were a bit too far away for good photos but I took a few anyway. I just love the wildlife and enjoy their presence so much. Tonight the large nests that have been here for the past 4 years were empty. Don't know if that means they are not in use this year or if nobody was home just for this evening. We'll check again later.

Arriving home we chatted with Paul & Marci for a bit. As you know, they are the owners of Custer Campground and wonderful folks. We enjoy seeing them each and every year. Jack & Barb had their nightly campfire going so we stopped by for a few minutes before calling it a night. We had planned to watch a movie this evening, but found ourselves yawning and even dozing, so we went ahead and hit the sack. All this fresh air seems to make me sleepy earlier than usual. Life is good....



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