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Canoeing on Monroe Lake

News ·Sunday May 18, 2014 @ 23:43 EDT (link)

We decided to take a drive down to Monroe Lake on Sunday afternoon and rent a canoe for an hour. The drive was supposed to be about an hour and a half, and the last hourly canoe rental went out at 1730; so we cut it pretty close leaving near 1600, but we threw some gear in the car and headed down. We made it in good time.

Unlike our Turkey Run canoe float with the flight of wooden steps at the top and muddy embankments on both sides, the canoe rental was right on the edge of the lake; $15 for the first (and only, for us this trip) hour; we grabbed a map, decided to head right because the guy at the store said it was scenic, and shoved off. It was indeed a pretty trip; lots of good spots to stop and have a picnic, if we had one; reminded me of lakes in Algonquin a little, except there were more signs of habitation.

We timed it pretty much just right, and arrived back at just before 1830 (we'd left closer to 1715 but the guy put us down to be back 1830); turned in the paddles and life jackets, and drove back. We may go back and rent (sit on top) kayaks from them some other time, and explore more of the lake.

Books finished: The Wind In the Willows, Callahan's Secret, The Importance of Being Earnest, Don't Make Me Think!, Design For Liberty, Nickel and Dimed, The Wizard, No, They Can't, V For Vendetta, Scratch Beginnings, Bait and Switch, Callahan's Lady, Rocket Surgery Made Easy, Across Realtime, The Green Hills of Earth, Winter's Heart, Crossroads of Twilight.