Monday, November 27, 2006

On the lake

Indian Summer on Lake Hiwassee. Since in our former life we were sailors and boaters, one reason we chose this area was for all the lakes. But this one, the one nearest home, is the best. It's 22 miles of mostly wilderness. Posted by Picasa
Pretty nice for late November. Posted by Picasa
Hate to see the bare shoreline, but the exposed rocks are interesting and sometimes you get a view like this. Posted by Picasa
Surprising number of boats out yesterday, of course most of them fishing.... Posted by Picasa
With the water down, the few houses near the water have seen their docks become stranded. Posted by Picasa
The lake is surrounded by Forest Service land so there are no houses except on one peninsula, the Bear Paw development. You can see them now that the leaves are gone.... Posted by Picasa
At the marina: a traffic jam with two pontoon boats arriving at once. Posted by Picasa
There are even a couple of sailboats here: one is really big for this narrow but long lake. Posted by Picasa
This time of year, the Forest Service ramp is a lot longer, as the lake has been lowered for winter. Posted by Picasa
Started out frosty. Posted by Picasa

Friday, November 24, 2006


This is Apalachia Lake. We had a quiet day Thanksgiving, so took advantage of the chance to take a ride to enjoy the beautiful weather and the mountains. Afterward, plenty of time to roast the turkey in the charcoal grill, basted with olive oil. lime, orange and herbs for a great dinner. Apple pie from local apples, of course. Posted by Picasa
Along Shuler Creek. Posted by Picasa
Clear cold water. Posted by Picasa
I took a video of this, too, just for the sound of the tumbling water. Posted by Picasa
View of the mountains south of the Hiwassee River. Posted by Picasa
Top of Unicoi Gap, where the Unicoi Turnpike crossed the Appalachians. Lowest gap across the entire chain, the sign says, so it was the oldest and busiest route from coastal SC and GA to Tennessee. They're developing a trail, but too bad this point is crossed by power transmission lines from Hiwassee Dam, about 5 miles south of here. Posted by Picasa
Cabin along Coker Creek. Posted by Picasa
From Buck Bald, looking West at Chilhowee Mountain and the gap where the Hiwassee River enters the Tennessee Valley. Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Susan asked if the Henn Theater was still there. Yes, it is, just a bit further down Tennessee Street than I showed in the photo. I also posted a picture of the theater last May.
Henn website:
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Saturday, November 18, 2006

Saturday, a beautiful sunny day: downtown Murphy. Posted by Picasa
Friday: Cold but nice day along the Ocoee River in Tennessee: Parksville Lake and the Cohutta/Big Frog mountains. Posted by Picasa
1912 dam on the Ocoee, and Sugar Loaf. Posted by Picasa
Winter sunset. Along US 64/74 near Ducktown, TN. Posted by Picasa

Thursday, November 16, 2006

One last tree with leaves, still stands out despite the dreary weather. Posted by Picasa

Sunday, November 12, 2006

Changing November

Clear but hazy, Friday. Posted by Picasa