Wednesday, June 20, 2007

2007 Lake Tulloch Day 3

Both Sharon and I started the day with short runs along the Lake; I went about 3.5 miles through the neighborhood to the north.

Afterwards, we spent a long day on the water. For the first time in what she claims is five years, Sharon skied on two skis; she popped right up. Philip and I both slalom skied. I do not pop right out of the water; I liken me getting up on one ski to dragging a sunken log. We also spent some time trying to get both Jack and Tim up on two skis.

The lake has quite a bit of development along the shore. We spent some time in the morning cruising and looking at homes on the water.

We ended up having lunch at Drifter's Marina on the lake. While definitely not the Hamburger Hut, it was a nice spot to sit in the shade, look at the lake and have lunch.

After lunch, we headed back out on the lake. Tim, Jack, Philip and I all spent some time on a tube. Marlene slalom skied and used the kneeboard. Tim was finally able to get up on two skis for a short distance.

We explored the lake to the east towards New Melones Dam. There a number of large osprey nests along the shore. We sat for while and watched a pair of ospreys feed their young.

By the time we got back to the dock, we had spent more than 7 hours out on the lake. Sharon made her cornflake chicken recipe for dinner. Marlene, Sharon and I ended up the evening watching the latest James Bond film, Casino Royale.

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