Saturday, September 17, 2011

Boat in a Bag

The other day my wife bought an inflatable kayak. It is literally a boat in a bag.Nothing to assemble, just unfold and pump it up. From start to finish it takes less than 10 minutes including pumping time, which was less then 5 minutes. Out on the lake, it was more stable then a traditional kayak, because of its flatter bottom, and it seemed to steer a bit straighter than a traditional white water kayak, which is exactly what you want in a big lake like Lake Ontario. Because it is inflatable, it is much lighter then a traditional boat, which for the wife was important. She was able to carry the boat, paddle and everything else she needed all by herself and all in one trip from the car to the water and back again.And once all the fun was done, it can be deflated and put back into its bag and into the trunk of the car in less time then it took to put it together. I think my wife would give boat in a bag, two thumbs up!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Cottage Life

It didn't look like it was going to happen, but we managed to make it up to the cottage for the last weekend of summer. Unfortunately, I think we may of been too late. It was cold and dreary for the most part, but we made the best of it. We went to town, played games, watched movies, ate junk food and to our amazement, the sun finally came out for a little bit on our last full day there.
Here for your enjoyment, scenes from the cottage...
Enjoying the boat ride over to the island.
Arriving at the cottage.
Getting ready for the gun show.
Dinner on fire.
Posing dogs.
Swimming dogs.
Hobbes, who will be 14 yrs old in October, still likes to think he is two at the cottage, shows Calvin the proper way to fetch a stick.
Shaking dogs.
You looking at me, punk?
Surfer gurl and her dog.
Surfer gurl.
And down goes surfer gurl.
Enjoying the warmth of the cottage.
Sun set.