The cormorants were on the prowl, sweeping down and coasting just above the water.
Our next stop was Juniper Island, just 2 miles west of Burlington. This is the site of one of the 1st lighthouse on the lake, built in 1826 and currently restored. We spent a lot of time sifting through the pebbly shore and enjoying the view from the water’s edge. Some of you know what a “rock hound” Tony is.
I also took a special photo for Chip Edson. Chip, Dan assures me this is poison ivy, just in case you don't know what it looks like!!
After pulling up anchor at Juniper Island we cruised past the northern lighthouse on the .5 mile long breakwater that protects the Burlington waterfront. This is a totally different view of Burlington!! We gave Robert a call and he was just able to see the Quest from the upper balcony of his apartment complex. Talk about perfect timing!
Lynn was having some anxiety about leaving her new found home on the Quest and we thought Tony might have to carry her off. Here she is in her favorite perch. And she was worried about being able to relax??!!
We all loaded up into the dingy (yes, Lynn too) and headed for their car at the marina. It was a quick jaunt to the Volvo dealer where my car was waiting to be picked up after being serviced. After a stop at West Marine, Lynn and Tony treated us to dinner at the cozy little Shalimar of India at 16 N. Winooski Ave. in downtown Burlington. Be sure to try it when you are in the area, we love it. After a walk through the City Market (or the hippie market, as Steffi calls it), a quick stop at Borders for fish and bird identification books, and a visit to TJMAXX for a new Teflon skillet we headed back to the marina and a dingy ride in the orange glow of the majestic rising moon.