Unfortunately, the downside is that the cabin internet is not working and so far, the owner has made no effort to fix it. We're hoping that since we arrived on Saturday perhaps he was waiting until a weekday to take care of the problem. We do carry a backup Verizon MIFI2200, but with a limited amount of data. Out here on this point where Verizon indicates NO signal, we are lucky to have coverage at all. We've been able to check email, but that's about it! My plan is to write this post and get to a WIFI hotspot either this afternoon or tomorrow in order to post it!
MONDAY MORNING UPDATE: Internet now fixed! Yippee!
Our last day in Bolton Landing (Friday) was exactly what we both needed. I had so looked forward to a bike ride with my friend, Lori, but after two full days of scenic touring and some things left to do and see right in Bolton Landing, I made the decision to stay close to home. We were up and out early Friday morning for a short bike ride to The Sagamore Inn, The Sagamore has an incredible history you can read about here. It first opened in 1883, has been severely damaged by fire twice, fell into disrepair and was closed in 1981, purchased by a NY real estate developer and restored to its former grandeur before reopening in 1983. We love visiting the old luxury hotels and this instantly became one of our favorites. It is just beautiful. There were obviously very few guests and the staff seemed more than happy for us to roam around. The picture above was taken from the main beach area where there were probably 100+ deck chairs set up in perfect formation. We were the ONLY people out there and we settled in those chairs for at least an hour of conversation and relaxation simply watching the water, the hills and the boats.
Truthfully, we didn't do much else on Friday except rest, there was some napping and in addition to getting caught up with travel updates, a lot of planning was done for the next phase of our trip. In the evening, we took a long walk around Bolton Landing one last time. Of course, ice cream was involved!
Saturday dawned bright and clear. We only had 101 miles to travel, but as usual, lots of fun was built into those miles. We loaded up (something we are proud to say we've learned how to do in less than one hour) and pulled out just before 10. Here are a couple of last pictures of Bolton Landing and Lake George.
But on this day, it was time to move on. Excitement awaited as we neared our chosen path for getting across Lake Champlain. The lake is roughly 125 miles long and 14 miles wide at its widest point. One doesn't have much choice (until recently) except to cross by ferries which are sparsely located and some only operate seasonally. Pays to do some planning. We had chosen to cross at the southernmost crossing near Fort Ticonderoga. It is a privately owned ferry. The crossing takes 7 1/2 minutes and your longest wait is 30 minutes. The ferry accommodates 13 cars. When we arrived, the ferry was just leaving the other side, so our wait was approximately 15 minutes. It was fun.