Relaxing on Thayer Lake

Family and Friends, Uncategorized, Up North

Yesterday afternoon Enzo sensed that somebody was outside, so he ran to the bedroom window to investigate.  His barks turned to a happy cry, telling me that he recognized who was outside.  I opened the garage door to find Dave and Matt, along with Enzo’s ‘cousins’ Jo Jo and Reggie.  Jo Jo found the muddy shoreline to be too much of a temptation, stepping into 6 inches of rotting leaves and mud several times, as any good up-north dog should do.

After a few minutes we decided to head out onto the lake.  While I gathered some items from the house, Dave and Matt went for a quick spin on the little paddle boat.  As with the pontoon boat, Dave found this paddle boat on Craigslist and sent me an email with the details, knowing I was interested in one.  It’s a fun way to get some exercise and enjoy the water.  For this ride I grabbed the aluminum swim ladder, which had yet to be tested.

After a few minutes I cut the engine so we could drift for a quick swim.  The ladder was hung from the bow, and I stepped into the water.  It held my weight easily.  Dave simply jumped into the lake for instant gratification.  When I ordered the ladder, I wasn’t sure whether I should buy the 3-step or 4-step version.  I ordered the longer 4-step model, but later realized that it was too long to be used if the boat was beached.  However, the 4-step ladder is easier to step onto while swimming since it reaches deeper into the water.  Since I’ll use it primarily for swimming, I think I made the right choice.

It was nice to see Dave and Matt and share a boat ride.