Exploring

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Lesau
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Exploring

#1 Post by Lesau » Sun Sep 23, 2018 8:22 pm

Took our boat out today with another couple. Weather was hot, around 90 degrees, but beautiful otherwise. We are on Lake Martin in Alabama, a huge lake. So we decided to explore some areas we had never seen. What fun! Discovered a couple of marinas we didn’t know about. Ate lunch at a restaurant on the lake. Saw a bald eagle looking for something to eat. I’m not sure I ever stopped smiling.

Les
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#2 Post by curtiscapk » Mon Sep 24, 2018 6:23 am

Excellent! Welcome aboard! We vacation on DI every year, Where in Bama are you?
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#3 Post by Bamaman » Mon Sep 24, 2018 11:45 am

Martin Lake is a huge (44,000 acre) lake southeast of Birmingham, northwest of Auburn. And it is a premier lake with incredible residences on it. I can see where there are many creeks and sloughs that are not commonly traveled. You still have the Fall leaf season to be out on the water that far south.
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#4 Post by TWB » Tue Sep 25, 2018 6:46 am

Lesau wrote:
Sun Sep 23, 2018 8:22 pm

What fun! Discovered a couple of marinas we didn’t know about. Ate lunch at a restaurant on the lake. Saw a bald eagle looking for something to eat. I’m not sure I ever stopped smiling.

Les
I have some cousins who live on Lake Martin. They went for a couple of years to vacation... loved it so much they moved there permanently. I expect the restaurant you ate at is the one where they eat quite often (can't remember the name). Big time pontooners!

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Re: Exploring

#5 Post by Lesau » Tue Sep 25, 2018 7:55 am

Thanks for the replies and welcome. We dont have a place at the lake, it has become too high dollar now. But we love the water, so the pontoon was the right fit for us.
Lesau

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#6 Post by SEAN1951 » Tue Sep 25, 2018 5:19 pm

Hello to all, the exploring part of boating is a lure to freedom. I took our toon out for the second time and it was great. I have own several boats in my life and my great love was a sail boat and I was younger then put this seems to be a great fit for 65. Wish I had made this move some years ago but as they say, better late then never, well my wife named our boat, BETTER LATE THEN NEVER. I have a lot of big ideas with a small wallet! Do plan on putting a 16ft tarp on to help me from getting sun burned again or as usual ( Irish skin ). Had plenty of room with 6 people on board and that is really nice. She is a oldy put goody, 1995 with a 90 mercury. Not as fast as the cabin cruiser and not as slow as the sail boat but she is smooooth !! Really enjoy this site and learned a ton of knowledge and where is the next idea? I AM WAITING!! Take care, have fun and keep your toons above the water line, Jim

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Re: Exploring

#7 Post by bansil » Thu Sep 27, 2018 1:19 am

We agree that exploring is the most fun, after the hurricane vacation relocation a couple weeks ago, we actually visited 3 more of our marinas via pontoon with friends, its fun visiting new places

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