August 18, 2008

Lunch Cruise

Filed under: transportation — origamifreak @ 6:01 pm
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On our last full day of Rose’s trip we arranged a lunch cruise on Canandaigua Lake. After stopping by Geneva for my PT appointment, we drove to Canandaigua and had breakfast at The Muar House Cafe. Afterwards we wandered around Kershaw Park and read our books, and swung on the nice swings they provide as an alternative to some benches:

And we played with our cameras:

At 11:45 we boarded the Canandaigua Lady and pulled out into the lake.

The boat is a paddlewheel, so I suppose this is the reason for the plinky-plonky old-tyme music.

It was fun to watch the other boats weaving back and forth around us.

Other passengers amused themselves by taking pictures of the Captain in the wheelhouse:

Eventually they called us to lunch, and provided baskets which we carried upstairs so we could eat outside on the upper deck. We were treated to views of extravagant lakeside homes, and the former and existing houses of various members of the Wegman family were pointed out.

On the trip back up the east side of the lake there was a whimsical monster on a wall.

Once back we had gelato at the Muar House and then drove home.



  1. Never heard of Lake Canandaigua. Had you indulged in new cameras? I still haven’t really learned my way around my SLR digital that I’ve had for two years.

    Comment by Anncy — August 19, 2008 @ 9:46 am | Reply

  2. It’s one of the 11 Finger Lakes.

    For a map of them, see here:

    I live between Seneca and Cayuga Lakes, and work at the north end of Seneca Lake.

    Comment by origamifreak — August 19, 2008 @ 4:24 pm | Reply

  3. P.S. About the cameras. As a matter of fact, both are new this year.

    The point-and-shoot (Canon SD750) was bought in March for a trip to Chile.

    I’ve been having so much fun with the new point and shoot that I upgraded the Canon SLR (Digital Rebel) to a Canon 5d (with a full-frame sensor).

    I got an intervalometer to go with the 5d so I’ll be able to play with time-lapse movies with real control. Of course, with control comes more opportunities to screw up, so I’m still learning how to do shutter-dragging right, etc. You can see where I was contemplating the purchase, here:

    Comment by origamifreak — August 19, 2008 @ 4:31 pm | Reply

  4. An Aunt and Uncle had a cottage on Canandaigua Lake when I was younger and we would be invited once a summer for a day. There are lots of fossils on the shoreline. I still have bottle of them. I would spend most of the day sorting through the rocks on the small beach.

    Mmm. Gelato. Wonder if I could make that?

    I had gelato in NYC a few years ago for the first time. It was green tea flavored. Wonderful.

    Comment by jpm14 — August 21, 2008 @ 7:42 am | Reply

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