14 September 2010

Lake Powell Boat Trip!

14 Sep 2010--Took a boat tour today, starting at the Wahweap Marina and then up to and thru the Antelope Canyon area of Lake Powell. This is the boat we were on.

A couple stitch pics before we take off. This is the view looking out from the marina. Notice that all these "boats" are really house boats. They are really pretty big! Some of them, probably most of them, are rental boats, and go for about $5000 a week.

All set to go! 95 degrees, but a beautiful breeze, and no humidity!

Needless to say, the scenery is gorgeous here. What is surprising is how narrow the passageways are for the tour boats. My hat is off to the boat captain for not slamming into some of these walls...how he got us between these rocks is beyond me.

Look how small these regular boats look in the water...they are dwarfed by their surroundings!
Love these rocks!

Heading back.

Debarking, and a last look back at the bay!

Took these stitch pics on the side of the bay that the boat didn't take us. How beautiful, huh?

13 September 2010

Horseshoe Bend

13 Sep 2010--Took a ride out to Horseshoe Bend today, only a few miles from our RV park. Once you get to the parking lot you have to hike thru mostly sand for 3/4 of a mile to get there, but it is the spot that is most photographed around here, and on a good number of the postcards. It is only a short distance up the hill before you go down for a longer stretch to get there, but of course that means you have a longer walk up the sandy hill to go home.

As you can see, as you walk out to the site, at most it seems to be just a couple of big holes in the ground.

These rocks are my favorites...all the swirling is very interesting to me.

Great spot for climbing! Oh, to be younger!

And finally you can see what is called "Horseshoe Bend"! Anyone recognize the postcard?
Just a few more pics because I love how they look!

Tomorrow we are going on the boat ride Carol and John told us about. They said the scenery was great!!! TTYL!