We had a wonderfully quiet night at Willsboro Bay last night on the west side (New York) of Lake Champlain. This morning, we are up and underway by 0900 hours to a very popular anchorage at Malletts Bay on the east side (Vermont) of Lake Champlain. It does seem odd to be moving back and forth between two States on your boat, day by day. Once we got out in open water, we were surprised to fine waves for the first time on Lake Champlain. It’s mostly been dead calm ever since we got on the Lake, but we’d heard it can get quite rough with little notice. Anyway, the waves were not too uncomfortable, hitting our stern at an angle and causing the boat to swirl back and forth from time to time.
In the afternoon, we went ashore to hike one of the trails to visit Bluff Point Lighthouse. It was clear we took a wrong turn heading to the lighthouse as our route had some very rugged ups and downs. A young family at the lighthouse pointed us in the right direction to take the shorter and more leisurely route back to our bay.
Our rain day at Nichols Point
Tuesday July 25, 2017: We woke up to a cool morning, but the rain seems to have stopped. We decided to try one more anchorage on Lake Champlain before heading into the Richelieu River tomorrow. Pelots Bay was just under 7 miles away. While fairly non-descript, it is well protected. Interestingly, the trees on one side of the bay appear to be turning colour already - this is way, way too soon.
No plans. Nowhere to be. Just a relaxing day.
Weed harvester at work in Pelots Bay