Sunday, July 26, 2015

Boating on Seneca Lake

So it rained all last night but today made up for it. We put the boat into Seneca Lake and pretty much stayed out all day.

Seneca Lake is the largest Finger Lake. It's 36 miles long and it's deepest spot is 618 feet.

Right before this trip we each got an inner tube. At the hottest part of the day we anchored the boat, tied our inner tubes to the boat and hopped in. The water was COLD! It was so relaxing to float and bob along.

I had totally forgotten about the legend of the Seneca Lake Sea Monster. Brrrrr.

The pugs kept looking over the edge at the boat at us. I think they were concerned something would happene to us and they wouldn't get back to the campsite in time for dinner.

This is where the pugs spent most of their time on the boat. Snoozing in the bow.

While we were cruising around the lake we went past another lake legend... the painted rocks. It was first believed that the Senecas painted this after they were displaced by Continental troops. This has been debunked due to the fact the Senecas lived in longhouses not teepees and they left by horse not canoe. The paintings were most likely created by tour boats for story telling.

It was still fun to see it. We almost went from one end of the lake to the other. Such a good day.

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