We are surrounded by such beauty.
What we have heard referred to as the 6th Great Lake,
Lake Champlain is approximately 1269 sq km,
201 km long,
23 km at its widest,
with many areas of shoals and reefs,
its maximum charted depth is approximately 400 feet.
Bordered on the west by the Adriondacks
and to the east the Green Mountains,
its shores provide endless bays and coves for safe anchorages.
On this trip we will only scratch the surface,
but I can easily see that when our planned adventures are over,
we will come back and spend entire summers exploring its hidden treasures.
After a hearty breakfast of bacon, eggs and freshly baked Boston Brown Bread
we headed out.
Prevailing winds on Lake Champlain are typically from the South
but today we were gifted with a soft Northerly,
perfect for heading down the lake.
Setting our course 180 deg…
and with the wind at our back,
Francois set his autopilot.
…while Captain took a brief nap…
…I gladly took over at the helm.
After 17 nm we reached
the perfect anchorage for the night…
The Four Brothers:
François – the ‘bald’ island
Stéphane – the ‘bearded’ island
Sylvain – the ‘hairy big head’ island
Frédéric – the ‘baby’ (youngest) island
We were serenaded during our evening meal…
by a gazillion birds.
…then treated to sunset over the Adirondacks