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Friends Lake Paddle and Picnic ~ Sep 4, 2014

Journal entry by Eric Neils



The sky was sunny, the air was crisp and warm with a light wind as 16 kayakers set out on Friends Lake. We headed south along the eastern shore, our guide noting points of interest. Along the way we met a very young sailor with his mother in a row boat. As we approached the southern end of the lake the magical call of a Loon could be heard. Turning north upon reaching the western shore, some paddled into the dense inlet stream in search of the beaver dam. Returning to the lake, it was time to head north with a light breeze at our backs as lunch time approached. Upon reaching our landing point, we found several additional crooked caners had joined us for the picnic. As Pete Wood and Tom Gibbs roasted hot dogs on a wood fired grill, it was time to sit and visit. Laughter and stories of good times filled the air. Our group now numbered 40, many good friends not recently seen including Jean, Chuck and Edith, Trudy, Pat and Art, Eleanor and Irv, Doris and Fred, Jan, Will and Claudia. The Crooked Canes bathing beauties dove into the lake to demonstrate their swimming ability. The food was super, the comradeship was outstanding as crooked caners enjoyed another great activity at an Adirondack lake. Four requests have already been registered to continue this event in 2015. Peter F promises to do his anti- rain dance.

9/29/14 - Wanderer . added 11 photos.

11 photos



Having Fun - added by Wanderer



L to R - Pat, Mike, Maryanne - added by Wanderer



More of the group - added by Wanderer



Tom, Trudy, Eric w/Donna and Peter at the table - added by Wanderer



Just Visiting - L to R - Ray and Katie Henrikson, Donna and Peter Wood, Tom's back, Fran, Trudy, Eric - added by Wanderer



Looking for a handout - added by Wanderer



Eleanor and Irv - added by Wanderer



L to R - Edythe and Chuck Bennett, Jean Vanderzee - added by Wanderer



Doris and Fred Ludewig - added by Wanderer



Donna and Peter, Fran, Tom - What's so funny Fran? - added by Wanderer



Linda found someone's jacket and is checking it out to make sure it fits her - we get most of our gear this way. - added by Wanderer



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