Passing another ferry as we head to Cumberland Head, NY

Ferry Ride!

I haven’t been on the ferry in a long time. But every time I go, I definitely enjoy the ride. Today’s brisk autumn air, bright sunshine and lots of fluffy clouds under the baby blue sky made for the most enjoyable ride. As I arrived at Gordon Landing in Grand Isle, I spied this SUV …

Autumn Yellows at The Green Cottage

Autumn By Us

The leaves just outside our doors are getting bolder. Reds, yellows and oranges — still on the trees, for now!  The lake level is down, as it normally is this time of year. Notice the wide beach front that we and our neighbors enjoy this time of year. Today’s temps were in the low 70’s …

Notch Road in Stowe, VT

Check Out Vermont Colors

Autumn colors are popping up just outside our windows. Lake Champlain shores are getting more yellow, orange and red. Not just on the trees, but on the ground as some leaves start to fall. Our temperatures have been abnormally warm this fall. I just couldn’t miss the opportunity to take my favorite 4.25 mile walk …

Drawbridge sign in The Champlain Islands

Feel the Lake Waves

We just went through a heat wave at the end of September! I used the opportunity to get in another jet ski ride. It was a bit wavy so I thought I’d capture the look of the waves from this relatively blocked spot on the inland sea not far from Ladd’s Marina. Check it out.

Parc Safari - Sniffing Around

Parc Safari Adventure

With family visiting this week, we decided to take the quick 45 minute drive to Parc Safari for a day of adventure and fun! There were 14 of us going in 3 vehicles. Andy and I drove a pick-up truck, for which all in the family decided would offer the best safari seating in the …

Drawbridge sign in The Champlain Islands

Keeping Up With The Drawbridge

I noticed in this week’s Islander Newspaper that there is a posting in the Legal Notices section regarding the drawbridge between Grand Isle and North Hero. What caught my attention is the times of operation. Last year, due to issues with the bridge, the schedule allowed for the bridge lifting on the hour between 8am …

Icicles on the trees of the Lake Champlain Islands.

Icicles in The Islands

I woke early this morning to rain pelting our windows with a constant tap, tap, tap. As the sound diminished, I eventually fell asleep again. When I finally got up for the day, I looked out to see a gentle snow falling and icicles hanging off the rails on our deck. The temperature changed so …

Grand Isle and North Hero Drawbridge is open!

The only one…

Only one in the entire state of Vermont and it’s only a mile away from our vacation rental homes. Without it, tall boats wouldn’t be able to sail or motor between the broad lake and the inland sea of Lake Champlain. What is it? It’s a draw bridge! Save The “draw bridge season” ended on …