no swimming permitted

Sunday, August 12, 2007


This is NOT my idea of a relaxing day by the lake. First of all, what's with the sand? And all the people? And the loud, annoying music? And the restrictions about where and how far you can swim? And... the socks? Huh?

Blargh. So basically, don't go to Welch Beach. Don't. Really. DO NOT GO. Unless you like loud music, the smell of cooking grease and loud children kicking sand in your face. And dirty water with kids in it. I won't elaborate on that.

We quickly abandoned this awful spot, piled back into the car and headed over to another one of the lakes in Harriman State Park. Now that is much more like what I had in mind as we planned this day-trip...

We rented rowboats and headed out to the middle of Lake Sebago ...

Took a refreshing dip (or two, or three) in the cool, clear, inviting lake waters...

Fooled around and/or struggled back onto our boats...

And broke a couple of rules...


Ok, so we were fully aware of the fact that we were NOT allowed to swim in the lake but the lifeguard told us, and I quote: "As long as you go far out enough and I can't see you, I don't really care."

Perfect.

6 comments:

Di said...

Looks like a fantastic day! All we seem to have at the moment in Scotland is rain = oh how I would love to swim outdoors!! Perhaps next year I'll go somewhere I can!!

Elizabeth said...

Harriman State Park looks lovely. How far away is it?

montague said...

Di - So nice of you to stop by! and I'm sorry the hear about the yucky weather!

ews - it was so close, under 1 hour by car! we missed you guys!

Anonymous said...

Them's some beautiful feet!

montague said...

They are!

Alycia said...

thanks for the blog it helped me decide which lake to go to at the park...it is currently features in the New York Mag.

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