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

May 18, 2021

May 12 - Celebrating the Sun

"We are still masters of our fate. We are still captains of our souls." ― Winston Churchill

The sun was out today, so we just had to go out and celebrate. We did this by having a wonderful lunch at The Ginny Lee Cafe at Wagner's Vineyard. This has been a favorite of yours for years. We had the best table on the deck overlooking Seneca Lake. The weather was still a bit cool, but it felt amazing sitting in the sun soaking in the warmth of the day and the views of the lake.
After lunch we drove down the lake to Montour Falls to check out a few more waterfalls. The south end of Seneca Lake is full of waterfalls. The best place to go is Watkins Glen State Park...we were there about nine years ago and will go again soon, but today we were on the hunt for some waterfalls we haven't seen before. Our first stop was at Aunt Sarah's Falls waterfall just north of Montour Falls. It's right along the road and requires no hiking, it was nice, but not the best of the day. That honor goes to our next stop...Shequaga Falls, which is also known as Montour Falls. What a wonderful spot, set in a park in the middle of town. 

Aunt Sarah's Falls
Shequaga Falls (pronounced She-qua-ga) is a 165-foot tall waterfall located right in the heart of Montour Falls. It can be seen as you drive down Main Street as it towers over this otherwise flat community.
A relaxing spot to take in the view of the falls.
The backyard of this home looks over the falls...what an incredible place to have a fire pit and chairs. 
Our last waterfall was Deckertown Falls, which required a little bit of hiking. The falls were easy to find and it was nice to get a little bit of exercise. The visible portion of the falls drop 70 feet in three distinct steps that are easily seen from a small path that leads from the parking area up Catlin Mill Creek. 
Just a few of the beautiful flowers we have seen lately.


  1. Looks like you are having an amazing time and the weather is co-operating--such a nice day to see all those magnificent waterfalls!