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Flaming Gorge Dam And Back To Carter Creek

on July 12th, 2013 in CRUISING :, Flaming Gorge Reservoir, INLAND LAKES: by | Comments

We cruised the length of the gorge all the way down to the Flaming Gorge Dam and checked out Cedar Springs Marina. The canyons are not as prominent in this area, mostly low lands and scrubby brush. Then we headed back to the canyons to a spot we scouted out…

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Meeting Family in the Flaming Gorge

on July 12th, 2013 in CRUISING :, Flaming Gorge Reservoir, INLAND LAKES: by | Comments

A year ago we promised our nephew and his new wife Heather that we’d rendezvous with them during our Flaming Gorge trip, it would also be the first opportunity we’ve had to meet their young son, West. Even though there were a few glitches in the plan just before the…

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Simply Gorge•ous – Flaming Gorge Reservoir

on July 11th, 2013 in CRUISING :, Flaming Gorge Reservoir, INLAND LAKES: by | Comments

Shortly after we cruised Lake Powell, in 2011,we started to hear from other boaters, about a place called the Flaming Gorge Reservoir. They said, “If you liked Lake Powell, you should consider cruising the Flaming Gorge.” With a little research we found out that the the reservoir was formed upon…

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Arriving at Lucerne Valley Marine – Flaming Gorge Reservoir

on July 10th, 2013 in CRUISING :, Flaming Gorge Reservoir, TRAILERING by | Comments

After three full days of driving across country and camping at RV parks along the way, we arrived at Lucerne Valley Marina early afternoon on the fourth day We were more than ready to test out the waters of the Flaming Gorge Reservoir. As we drove from Green River, in…

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Cross-Country Trek – Kismet is Heading West

on July 9th, 2013 in CAMPING ON KISMET :, Flaming Gorge Reservoir, TRAILERING by | Comments

Our boating exploration hiatus is over. Two years ago we set our sights to head west this summer for four months, mainly to cruise Puget Sound up into British Columbia’s Desolation Sound  and maybe even the Broughtons, time permitting. On our way we’ll put the boat into the Flaming Gorge…

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Preparing, Packing and Planning…

on June 17th, 2013 in CANADA, CRUISING :, Desolation Sound, Flaming Gorge Reservoir, Gulf Islands, INLAND LAKES:, Oregon, PACIFIC NORTHWEST:, Puget Sound, San Juan Islands, Seattle by | Comments

After spending this past winter holed up at home in northern Michigan remodeling our kitchen, we feel we’re more than ready for some new cruising adventure, so we are preparing, planning and packing to head west soon to begin another fun boating season. First we’ll visit the Flaming Gorge Reservoir…

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Winding Down Our Torch Lake Weekend

on June 11th, 2012 in CRUISING :, INLAND LAKES:, Torch Lake by | Comments

Kismet is heading back to the Torch Lake Bridge after a nice weekend at anchor on TorchLake, we just barely squeaked under the bridge with only inches to spare (below). As we made our way through Torch River we were reminded once again how beautiful this stretch of water is….

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Dining on the Torch

on June 10th, 2012 in CRUISING :, INLAND LAKES:, Torch Lake by | Comments

We enjoyed a relaxing day floating on the hook on Torch Lake, as the day unfolded, we had done a few boat chores, caught up on some reading and before we knew it we were getting ready to join our friends, Jim and Cindy, at their cottage for dinner. We…

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Torch Lake Anchor

on June 9th, 2012 in CRUISING :, GREAT LAKES:, INLAND LAKES:, Torch Lake, TRAILERING by | Comments

Torch Lake has lots of fond memories for Lisa and I. We each boated here before we were married and began our boating adventures together on this lake. We used to trailer our 21-foot Four Winns Sundowner to Torch Lake to spend long weekends on the hook, but since our…

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Have You Ever Been to Torch Lake, Michigan?

on June 9th, 2012 in CRUISING :, INLAND LAKES:, Torch Lake, TRAILERING by | Comments

Jim and I started our boating adventures in the early 90s with a 21-foot Four Winns Sundowner. On many weekends during our short Michigan summers, we’d trailer it to Torch Lake for a relaxing few days on the hook. Jim was studying for tests at the time and I’d catch…

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Making Our Way Back to Wahweap Marina

on October 17th, 2011 in CRUISING :, Lake Powell by | Comments

Our time on Lake Powell came to a close today as we made our way back to Wahweap Marina and civilization. We would highly recommend Lake Powell as a cruising destination for adventurous boaters, whether you bring your own boat or you rent a houseboat. We enjoyed using our iPad…

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Back to Padre Bay Canyon – Last Night at Anchor in Lake Powell

on October 17th, 2011 in CRUISING :, Lake Powell, TWEETS: by | Comments

We spent our last night in Lake Powell anchored in Padre Bay, the same area we anchored our first night out. This time we found a little cove that was quite a bit more protected just over the hill from our first anchorage site. With a very clean, sandy beach…

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Dungeon Canyon Took Our Breaths Away

on October 15th, 2011 in CRUISING :, Lake Powell, TWEETS: by | Comments

We found Dungeon Canyon to be quite impressive. It’s another wide open area with lots of sites to beach anchor, plenty of space between boats for added privacy. As the day progressed, we enjoyed watching the way the light changed on the different rock faces surrounding us as the sun…

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More Textures of Lake Powell’s Canyon Rocks

on October 14th, 2011 in CRUISING :, Lake Powell, TWEETS: by | Comments

Sorry, just had to post these photos. As an artist and photographer I was completely mesmerized by the organic art ready to be found in the rock formations in Lake Powell. Hope you enjoy them as much as I did.  

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Cruising Twilight, Driftwood and Mountain Sheep Canyons

on October 14th, 2011 in CRUISING :, Lake Powell, TWEETS: by | Comments

Exploring Twilight, Driftwood and Mountain Sheep Canyons today. We found this small arch (below) forming just inside one of the canyons. We traveled back as far as we could in each canyon, not many anchor spots available here, so we eventually headed over to Dungeon Canyon to camp for the…

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Back to Oak Bay for a Peaceful Night

on October 14th, 2011 in CRUISING :, Lake Powell, TWEETS: by | Comments

We would have loved to beach anchor in Davis Gulch today after our tour of it, but the only available site was already taken, so back to Oak Bay for us tonight. As we mentioned before this is a popular spot and even though it is off season there were…

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Canyon Walls of Lake Powell

on October 13th, 2011 in CRUISING :, Lake Powell, TWEETS: by | Comments

Here are just a few examples of the variety of wall shapes and colors you might see while cruising Lake Powell. We couldn’t help but wonder what they faced to become so sculptured and colored. We saw walls with huge jagged pieces clearly pulling away from its mother rock –…

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Davis Gulch – A Visual Delight

on October 13th, 2011 in CRUISING :, Lake Powell by | Comments

We were the first boat into Davis Gulch this morning and because of that, this is what we found… eerily still waters mirroring the sculptured rocks and dark blue skies. The rock face took on gigantic organic shapes, a few suggesting arrows pointing into the canyon. Absolutely breathtaking.    …

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Good Morning Cottonwood Canyon

on October 12th, 2011 in CRUISING :, Lake Powell, TWEETS: by | Comments

Our last morning in Cottonwood Canyon was as still as could be. This made it even harder to leave this beach anchorage, but we knew we would have a morning full of visual delights as we headed out towards our day’s destination, Davis Gulch and Llewellyn Gulch. The sky and water…

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All Alone in Cottonwood Canyon

on October 12th, 2011 in CRUISING :, Lake Powell, TWEETS: by | Comments

Our anchorage in Cottonwood Canyon was my personal favorite. It was such a beautiful spot, we spent two nights there; I could have spent more. With so much to see, and not knowing what surprises lay ahead of us, we did eventually, but reluctantly, move on, but what a wonderful…

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On the Way to Cottonwood Canyon

on October 11th, 2011 in CRUISING :, Lake Powell, TWEETS: by | Comments

Sculptured rocky cliffs lined our route today to Cottonwood Canyon. Cathedral arches, etched in the glowing orange rocks, stood out on the otherwise sheer, rock faces.

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The Sacred Rainbow Bridge

on October 10th, 2011 in CRUISING :, Lake Powell, TWEETS: by | Comments

We arrived at the bridge late morning after a beautiful ride through the Forbidden and Rainbow Bridge Canyons. Rainbow Bridge is the world’s largest known natural bridge. It was once a solid wall of sandstone. During flash floods, water filled with sand scoured away both sides of the buttress. Eventually…

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On Our Way to Rainbow Bridge

on October 10th, 2011 in CRUISING :, Lake Powell, TWEETS: by | Comments

This is what it looked like (above) from inside the boat as we negotiated the narrow canyons on our way to Rainbow Bridge National Monument. Each canyon, off the main river route, is marked with these buoy type signs (below-right) that way boaters unfamiliar with Lake Powell, like us, will…

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Two-Night Stay in Oak Bay

on October 9th, 2011 in CRUISING :, Lake Powell, TWEETS: by | Comments

On our fourth day out, we found the well protected, but wide open, Oak Bay for a couple night stay, we shared a beach with only one other houseboat. This is one of the most popular bays for boaters in Lake Powell. Today we were more comfortable with picking a…

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Cruising Cathedral and Secret Canyons

on October 9th, 2011 in CRUISING :, Lake Powell, TWEETS: by | Comments

The mystery of the unknown is one of the most compelling reasons why we love exploring new to us, boating destinations. Lake Powell more than satisfied our quest to be inundated with awe inspiring sights as we made our way up the lake, around the crested buttes and all the rock…

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Dry Rock Creek Canyon – Lake Powell

on October 8th, 2011 in CRUISING :, Lake Powell by | Comments

Anchoring and Stern Tying to Shore in Dry Rock Creek Canyon We found out that sometimes you can go all the way into a winding canyon only to discover there are no beaches to tie up to. As we neared the end of Dry Rock Creek Canyon today, we thought…

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Beach Anchoring on Lake Powell

on October 7th, 2011 in CRUISING :, Lake Powell by | Comments

First Beach Anchor – Padre Bay We left Wahweap Marina after three days of weather watching – glad to be on our way, headed out toward the canyons that beckoned us just on the horizon. For boaters like us, experiencing Lake Powell for the first time is rather a daunting…

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Canyon Cruising

on October 7th, 2011 in CRUISING :, Lake Powell by | Comments

The Amazing Lake Powell. Lisa and I have talked for a long time about our mutual interest in cruising Lake Powell on a houseboat, it’s been on our to do list for quite some time. For one reason or another it never worked out until now, although it won’t be…

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Glen Canyon Dam

on October 5th, 2011 in CRUISING :, Lake Powell by | Comments

The day before we left Wahweap to explore the canyons of Lake Powell we thought it would be appropriate to visit the dam which created the lake we are soon to boat in. We signed up for the tour and learned a lot about the construction and purpose of the…

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Launching at Wahweap Marina

on October 3rd, 2011 in CRUISING :, Lake Powell by | Comments

Wahweap Lodge and Marina in Arizona, is our spot to launch Kismet for a a long, two-week adventure on Lake Powell. A cloudless sky and calm waters greeted us at the boat ramp just after we entered the resort, shortly after our boat inspection. The inspection for Lake Powell was…

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On the Hook for Three Days in Emerald Bay – Lake Tahoe, California

on September 27th, 2011 in CRUISING :, Lake Tahoe by | Comments

Lake Tahoe is a large freshwater lake in the Sierra Nevada of the United States. At a surface elevation of 6,225 ft, it is located along the border between California and Nevada, west of Carson City. Lake Tahoe is the largest alpine lake in North America. Its depth is 1,645…

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Lake Tahoe Takes Its Clean Water Seriously

on September 27th, 2011 in CRUISING :, Lake Tahoe by | Comments

Just short of reaching Homewood, California (Lake Tahoe) we visited the boat inspection site to have our boat thoroughly examined before we could launch it into Lake Tahoe. The residents of Lake Tahoe want to keep any destructive aquatic invaders such as the quagga and zebra mussels, New Zealand mudsnail…

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