Sunday, July 22, 2012

On the water...

I've been meaning to write about some of the things happening while I was shutting down the old blog. Like the Fourth of July. Although the temperatures were topping 100 degrees all that week, the humidity was low and it was just beautiful on the lake.  I packed up a picnic and a chilled bottle of vinho verde and headed out.
And again, a few days later. This time it was later in the day, and we forgot to pack anything at all - no food, no drinks, no towels. There is something idyllic about stopping the boat in the middle of the lake, stripping down and jumping in. The water is only slightly cool, so you can float for a long time without getting cold. And afterwards, the  warm air feels heavenly on your skin. But sometimes, I worry that one of the many passing boats is a police boat and I'm just hoping I won't end up in the local newspaper with an indecent exposure charge.

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  1. The lure of water caressing your body unhampered by clothing is tough to ignore. Yet I have not done that in quite awhile. All the places here are too exposed to large masses of people, and mostly family situations at that. You are so fortunate to live in a place where you can have that privacy. I say enjoy! But I also understand that worry about getting into the paper. Yikes.

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    1. It's not all that private, but we were neck-deep in water so only terribly risky in the jumping in part.

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  2. There are many passing boats? Do you they wave at you and give you the thumbs-up sign? Anyway, you're lucky to live in a place without a crocodile problem.

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    1. Well, yeah, but not terribly close. Most of them, anyway. And yes, a lack of crocodiles is a good thing. Ditto hippos.

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  3. I spent the whole weekend on our boat so I know exactly what you mean:) pity that the water here is too dirty to swim...:(((

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    1. This water isn't pristine, but it'll do.

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  4. I'd be worried about that as well. Or some creeper with a camera.

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    1. I think "Creeper with a Camera" would make a great book or album title.

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  5. Nothing indecent about you Doc!!!

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  6. Sounds like fun, but being in the paper for indecent exposure definitely isn't.

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  7. Sorry about being a bad blogging friend, but now that sure would make for a great blogging topic: A Secret Agent Woman mugshot.

    When you get it, make sure I get to run it first.

    The second shot is very peaceful--looked like a b/w when i first glanced at it.

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    1. I don't know about posting my mug shot, so I'm hping I never have one! And the second day was a little overcast, so the colors were muted.

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  8. I assume it's a pretty big lake so the boat traffic is light. Strange that in my blog browsing today this is the second post about birthday suit swimming. the other one was at
    http://www.prettypurplexing.com/2012/07/oh-yes-i-did.html

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    1. Summer brings out the skinny dipping urge, I think.

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  9. The water looks so refreshing! It has been humid here, so the heat is not the heat I'd been looking forward to :)

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    1. It has recently gotten humid again here, too. Even early in the morning.

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  10. That would be horribly embarrassing, but I can see the appeal.

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  11. Indeed, towels and suits are overrated. Such fun!

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