Old Forge Boat Tour

After our train ride in the morning,  Michelle thought it might be fun to go for a ride on a tour boat.  We bought our tickets and were on board mid-afternoon.  The boat was going to take us on the Fulton Chain of Lakes. This is actually more of a river system….

In reading through literature regarding this “chain”,  it is stated that the dam at Old Forge holds back 6.8 billion gallons of water.  Wow. That sounds like an incredible amount, doesn’t it?

I am going to just show some random photos taken along the way.  We were the first people to enter the boat, as Mark needed to get on board first with the wheelchair.  He asked if we could sit at the front of the boat, ouside…egads!!!  Not only was there a chill in the air, but it was a damp, drizzly day as well!  We were drenched within the first few minutes and, well, we still enjoyed the tour, although the sun decided to poke through as we were finishing our tour!

Haha! These are not what you expected, right?  Well, yes, there were gorgeous homes situated along the water the entire trip.  There were also islands scattered throughout…some were New York State campgrounds, accessible only by water. It was very beautiful overall, but I just don’t want to show all the fancy homes.

I love the Adirondacks.  The scent of pines and the views seen there will linger on for a very long time….

Ben decided to go above on the upper deck.  He called down to us from above…..one of my very favorite photos!

On the way back from 4th Lake,  I stayed on the upper deck, hoping for some good photos.  I was so surprised to see a bird that looked ducklike, but larger.  I had no idea what I was looking at until the man next to me told me it was a Loon!

I am so disappointed by the lighting. As I said, the day was so miserable….if only a streak of  sun would have illuminated my subject!

Speaking of ducks….Mark was worried they were going to be run over by the boat!  Those silly birds would wait until the last moment to scramble out of the way!  I have no idea what type of ducks we saw, but they certainly aren’t any I’ve seen in our neck of the woods.

Well, once again, the lighting was terrible, but you get the idea!  Of course, the next day was cool, but bright and sunny! 

Ah well, we had an awesome time riding on the tour boat and we got to see so many things we would never have seen otherwise!  Mark loves water and boats, so this was a real treat for him.