Monthly Archives: June 2012

Helicopter Flight

Ann and I went to the Wellsville Airport for a fund-raiser for the Hart Comfort House of Allegany County. The Hart Comfort House is a place for people to live in in the last stages of life. The fund-raiser included a pancake breakfast at the airport, and there were helicopter and fixed-wing rides available. Ann and I took the helicopter flight first, and the pilot kindly flew over our home for photos.

Happy "Co-Pilot" Ann - she got the front seat

Happy “Co-Pilot” Ann – she got the front seat

Our house from the air

Our house from the air


Our house with surrounding forest

Our house with surrounding forest


After the flight

After the flight

Fishing Rowboat – Vermont Fishing Dory

I’ve been watching Adirondack guide boats since the late 1970s, and recently got serious about looking for a good used kevlar / fiberglass model from the Adirondack Guide Boat Company of Vermont (http://www.adirondack-guide-boat.com/). A clean used Vermont Fishing Dory (one foot shorter and a bit wider than their guide boat) turned up for sale in Maine. What better excuse to take a trip to the Maine coast? We brought it home last week, and it has been out rowing on Alma Pond twice. Both times a Bald Eagle flew overhead, and one time a pair of Great Blue Herons flew by. It is a wonderful boat to row – fast and stable for fishing.