Keuka Projects

It is almost July 4 weekend and I feel like I’m not even where I normally am by June 1 in terms of opening and key projects. We just got the raft anchored and floated after recovering our two lost anchors from last season.

The clasp pins worked loose but the anchors (Lowes buckets filled with cement and a long U bolt) are still in good shape. We’ve since learned the value of zip ties to keep pin from rotating out.

My big projects to finish before I feel I can move on to activities are a big repair job on the Flying Dutchman and some cleanout from under the yellow cottage. That huge pile of wood came from under. Some will be saved, some will be used for camp fires.


We are cruising in Alaska to celebrate the graduation from college for both of the young men in this photo. This shot was taken by a glacier very close to the Canadian border.

This is a perfect trip for us – late night kayaking, hikes into glaciers, polar plunges. Some great wildlife photography from my long lens that I’ll share soon.

Start of a big week

Julie and I have arrived at our rental home in Garrison, NY to prepare for graduation this weekend for Matthew at West Point. There will be 16 family members in all here to celebrate with us.

It feels like just a year ago that we dropped Matthew off at R day. The first photo above is the day before R day (pre haircut). The second photo is of Matthew marching with his Beast Barracks company at A day. He is in the column closest to camera, just left of center.