Our dock at the lake is now complete! Our boat now has a home and we now have a place to relax.
The stationary part of the dock will be a high jump into the water when the lake levels drop. We’ve been told that the steps on our floater may not be high enough in dry years. We have deep water, so even if the lake drops drastically, we’ll be able to take our boat out. It’s sad in dry years to see a dock surrounded by land instead of water.
In the past week the water in our cove has turned green. We’ve noticed this happening every August since we owned the property. It will clear up when the weather cools in a month or so. We went swimming on Sunday and I worried that the green might make me not want to get into the water, but once I jumped in I didn’t notice the color.
Many dock designs include a bar area but we didn’t think we’d ever use one, so we just have a storage room. The refrigerator used to be in my grandmother’s nursing home room and Mr. SP made the table long ago when he lived in an apartment. It’s nice to be able to keep cold drinks at the lake and not have to pack a cooler every time we go.
My old tack trunk from my horse show days is perfect for storing life jackets and noodles. My grandfather made this for me when I was in junior high and I know he’d be thrilled that I am still using it.
The storage room is also nice for changing into or out of a swim suit. No more riding home with wet clothes!
Thank goodness there’s still some summer left for lake enjoyment!