Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Life is Good

This past weekend saw temperatures in the mid 80's both on Saturday and on Sunday.  Visitors from New York City who normally don't come up unless there's at least two good days together were not disappointed.  Even the water temperature was a cool but tolerable 64F - although I seemed to be the only one doing any significant swimming.

We did have some rope-swing jumpers for the first time this season.  A few others came by to spend the day who were on break between classes.  It has surprised me lately how few college students stop by at the Ledges even during break times.  I am concerned that we're becoming an almost-exclusively indoor culture.  But there were neighbors from my town in the area, and all the regulars as well.

Next weekend looks somewhat cooler but very sunny.  It is usually the sun that really matters for the Ledges experience to be what it should be.  It's easy to tolerate cooler temperatures on a sunny day than on a cloudy day, and the combination of cold and wind makes the experience more like an arctic expedition than a naturism retreat.  But none of those conditions are forecast at the moment, and if the current forecast can be believed, Monday is going to be a good day as well.  I may take a day off to enjoy that.

The only downside is that the lake level has been rising.  This is typical for June, as the power company accumulates water then to run air conditioning in July.  We've lost almost all the lower ledge now, but with luck that's as far as it will go.  Some years, we lose the upper ledge as well, and then it's really crowded.

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