Yesterday was warm and sunny and not a cloud in the sky. So we went for a hike!
I've been wanting to get to the other side of the bay so that I could get some pictures looking back at the park with the morning sun facing it. So we took off just after 9:00am for a two hour hike.
Heading into the hills.
It's not that easy to hike to the other side of the bay because you have to get around this stream.
And this one too!
Kevin, and the park in the background.
Finally made it on top of the hill opposite the bay.
This was the view we came for! What a beautiful day.
Only one problem.
We forgot to put bug spray on.
We've had quite a bit of rain, and that's made the mosquito population greater than what it should be at this time of year. Much greater. In fact, on the hike back we were swarmed at times. Soooo glad we had long pants on! But that didn't prevent about a dozen bites on each arm, and a few around the neck and face.
Mosquitoes are supposed to be done by this time of year!
It was all I could do to stand still for a moment for Ruth to take the picture. Damn mosquitoes!
Some cattle in the distance.
In the afternoon, Ruth put some bug spray on and went and worked on trimming some bushes at one of the tenting sites. Arnie (the guy who took us out in their pontoon boat the other morning) offered to help me drag the swimming raft in and get it out of the lake for the season.
Arnie and Kevin disconnecting the swim raft.
You'll notice that the raft doesn't sit just right. One of the ballasts obviously has a hole in it. We'll get it fixed up and make sure that it floats properly for next summer.
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