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

August Updates

"I live in that solitude which is painful in youth, but delicious in the years of maturity." -Albert Einstein

August has flown by and the fall weather has already arrived. We've had a pretty mild summer temperature wise. Unfortunately those temperatures were kept in check by all the scattered rain showers we've had. It seems like we get a little sun and a little rain everyday.

We filled as many nice days as we could this month with activities. We took the boat to the farmers market when we could, we went to the Glorious Garlic Festival in Geneva, did a little hiking and enjoyed a few picnics. On rainy days I painted and Stan played the guitar...all wonderful activities we love.

Enfield Falls
One of the prettiest places to hike is only a few miles from our marina. Robert H. Treman State Park offers some nice trails that lead to 12 waterfalls. This time we started at the upper entrance to the park. We took the upper rim trail to these stairs and then followed the gorge trail back to our car.
A look at the gorge trail from the top of the stairs that lead down to the river.
Our first  glimpse at Lucifer Falls.
At the bottom of Lucifer Falls.
Part of the upper Gorge Trail. (The Devil's Kitchen)
Our picnic area.
On our way home from the Ithaca Farmers Market.
We also like taking our boat up to the Boatyard Grill for dinner. It's our favorite place to eat around here.
We enjoyed a beautiful Sunday at the Glorious Garlic Festival where we tasted garlic, listened to music and had lunch.
We have always loved watching the hot air balloon, but this is the first time we've seen one this close.
Every day brings a different view from our deck...all beautiful.

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