For some reason,the first photos I posted are the last,so I apologise for the mix up in pics.
We left at 9:00 AM on Monday,and our first stop was at the Miss Wakefield Diner for breakfast. After we filled up on their good food,we hit the road.The ride up was uneventful and relaxing. Instead of taking our usual route (Rt 2 through Jefferson to Littleton,get on Rt 3 through Colebrook to Pittsburg) we decided to take the "road less travelled" and followed Rt 16 through Berlin,Milan,Success,and Errol,then hooked up with Rt 126 through Dixville Notch to Colebrook.Beautiful scenery,lovely rivers.
We got to Pittsburg at 2:00 PM. We stayed at Ramblewood Campground. They have sites for tents,campers,and down the hill on Rt 3 they have cabins,across from First CT Lake and one right on First CT.The first thing I noticed at the site was the smell. What was it...? It was balsam.There are so many balsam pine trees that it's all you could smell.It was like being in a balsam pillow!It was in the 90's while we set up camp,but the sun was just below the trees in our camp,so we had quite a bit of shade. It was still pretty hot,though,so we put on our bathing suits and drove down to the lake for a swim to cool down.It was cooler by the water,because there was a breeze.After our swim,we did what one does up in Pittsburg-drive the dirt roads and check things out. Rick wanted to get a look at the spots he wanted to fish:
|Deer by the road|
That night we had a good rain storm,and we woke to more humidity and heat. We wanted to try out the canoe,so we went to Second CT Lake.No one lives on that lake. It's all very pristine.
|North view into Canada|
|Our first morning on First CT Lake|
We had some friends visit us each morning: loon and duck families
|Our loon friends and their two babies|
It had rained overnight,so the boat had water in it.Zach was in charge of scooping it out before we went out in it.
|Driving the boat|
First CT Lake is one of the most beautiful places on earth.
|Third CT Lake,the last turn around before Canada|
|Moose Crawl sunset|
Our last full day we went towards Lake Francis and found this old bridge which is open to fly fishing:
|Zach looks like he has alien eyes,he's wearing sunglasses!|
|Water is so clear!|
That night,we took the boat out one last time and had a lovely cruise of the lake. The sun set was glorious!
|First CT at sunset|
|One of our duck friends came to say goodbye|
|Another pretty sky on our last Moose Crawl|
The sky was so pretty our last night,that I had to take a picture of the moon over the lake.I kept my fingers crossed that the photo would come out,and it did!
|Moonlight on First CT|
We completely enjoyed ourselves,but I do admit I was ready to get back home. Now those first photos that came out last:
|Our campsite on Tuesday morning|
|East Inlet on the dam|
|After breakfast on Monday at Miss Wakefield Diner|