Bathing in Lake James

June 27, 2011 By: erik Category: Offspring, Photos, USA

Nora in Lake JamesThe last time we visited the United States, we went sailing with Uncle John on Lake James. This time our visit almost perfectly coincided with John’s vacation to the Gulf Coast, but we did get one day with him and he took us out onto Lake James again, but this time on his pontoon boat with my parents and grandmother. On the entire ride from the dock to a little cove where John likes to go to bathe, Nora was saying “I want to go in the water! I want the water!” Of course when we finally dropped anchor and people started diving in, her opinion shifted a bit. She had a great little life vest that alleviated all our parental concerns for her safety, but Nora’s worries weren’t so easily placated. Eventually we got her down onto a float, and then moved her to another float that left her more in the water. Towards the end, she even was brave enough to attempt being in the open water with just her vest and my arms, but she realized quickly that she preferred being in her little float. When it was time to go, she didn’t want to get back in the boat. All in all, I think it was a wonderfully successful first lake bathing experience.

Sailing With Uncle John

November 23, 2010 By: erik Category: Offspring, Photos, Travel, USA

American LakeOn Sunday afternoon, Nora, Marga and I went out sailing on Lake James with Uncle John. He’s not really my uncle, but my love for him could best be described as avuncular, and he flew all the way to Spain to come to my wedding, so he’s deserves an honorary uncledom. Earlier this year he bought a 24-foot sail boat which he loves to take out on the local manmade lake as often as he can.