We welcomed a visit from Cami and her friend, Boone, on July 4th and 5th. We wanted to do something extraordinary but time was limited. On Sunday, we settled for a walk to the nearby pond.
Once we were around the tip of the island, we started paddling with the wind behind us. However, we still had to paddle against the current. To ease our aching arms, we tried using paddles as sails.
We had a great time exploring and taking pictures. We experimented with taking underwater pictures with our waterproof camera. The water was crystal clear and teaming with life.
We stopped at the park to eat a snack and rest our weary muscles before continuing on. With the wind behind us and a change in the current, the paddling got much easier.
In 1920, Minnie Miller set up a state-of-the-art dairy (on what is now Ritter Island) to breed the finest herd of Guernsey cattle in the world. Apparently her dream came true. Here's Ritter Island and Minnie's farm.
We made it back to the camper with just enough time for a quick dinner before parting. Cami and Boone headed back to school. Jim and I made our way home in the opposite direction.
Thanks for coming to visit Cami and Boone! We loved having you join us in our crazy adventure.