"The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in
its net of wonder forever."—Jacques Cousteau

August 20, 2012

Aug. 19 – Burlington, VT

Biking
Burlington Mooring Field

Another great day in Burlington…wonderful temperature, plenty of sunshine and a great view of the lake. We had another lazy morning on the boat while we waited for the second day of the USA Triathlon to wind down. After lunch we took the bikes to town and rode along the Burlington Bikeway, it runs along the lake, so we didn’t have to deal with the hills (small mountain) they have here in town.  We rode up to Delta Park, just past the Winooski River Trail Bridge…most of the path runs where the Island Line railroad use to run. Most of the trail over looks the lake, shaded by trees, with several scenic overlooks. We did a little over ten miles.

Since Burlington sets on a large hill, we locked the bikes at the waterfront and walked back up to Church Street. Spent a little more time wandering around, looking in little shops and watching people. Our last stop was the City Market, where we picked up a steak to cook on the grill for dinner. We spent another nice evening on the boat enjoying a great dinner and watching an amazing sunset over the lake. Key West has a sunset celebration every night…I think Burlington could do the same thing. What a great place to see the sun setting into the mountains of New York with the lake reflecting the last bits of fading light.

Views of the lake from the boat
Views from the bike trail
Views of the lake from College Street

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