Lake Winnepesaukee has more than 283 miles of shore; the water way is 15 miles wide and 25 miles long. The ever-changing weather in the skies above are reflected in every ripple of the lake.
This Sunday started with showers, with grey skies, mist and fog obscuring the mountains in the distance. But the day changed almost hour-by-hour. The clouds shifted from angry, dark grey to puffy streaks against a baby blue background. The view from the lake by boat or even just standing on the dock of the house is something to behold. Our short trip to hang out in Braun Bay was a highlight . We paddled in the water for a while and watched a loon swim for food and were treated with the call of the loon – which is always infectious.
After Sunday dinner, Doug and I decided to take a quick evening ride by boat to Centre Harbor. We glided through the nearly flat water, passing beautiful homes and a few other boats. The Mount Washington was on an evening cruise. After docking at Centre Harbor, we walked to Red Hill Ice Cream; got two small cones and walked back to the dock as the sun was beginning to set quickly. I snapped a photo of three boys fishing off the dock. Their playful innocence on an August evening was delightful to see; made more special in the waterfront setting with beautiful summer flowers.
The sun had set as we approached our vacation house. We glided in smoothly to the dock – and were greeted by my brother..and a special visitor – Shelby the dog. It seems Shelby had wandered from two houses down Lunt Lane. Shelby almost seemed sad to go back to his home – but his owner was pleased we walked him back home.
What will the lake bring tomorrow?