More water pictures, the parks around where we live are opening next weekend. While we are selling our boat, we still have a couple of canoes. So my wife and I are going to take the kayaks over to the local lake (Boyd’s Lake) and wander around a bit. It costs more per year to register a big boat (around US 100) than to register a canoe (around US 5 dollars). I understand the why of that. Ultimately it costs the state a lot more money for big sailboats and big powerboats in the water than a canoe. Canones tend to be human or electric motor powered. There is the concept of a square end canoe, and you can put a small 5hp engine on that and run the boat.
But for the most part, canoes are paddled by humans. We haven’t explored Boyds Lake other than the shore, so this could be fun. We are also going to take Finding Nemo with us. Finding Nemo is an ROV I backed on Kickstarter last year. I have been dying for the chance to see and record things underwater. We played with the ROV on Boyds lake previous year but didn’t take video. This year we will take underwater video, and I am excited to do that. Video underwater and sonar are fun to play with. You can see what is beneath the water without getting wet! Although, when it gets a bit warmer, I do enjoy getting into the water and getting wet as well!
I will end with another memory of Lake Ripley. I spent so many summers there, but a member of my family grew up on that lake. Well, she was around the teen years when they moved from Chicago to Wisconsin. I never asked mom if she felt that moving from the big city to the tiny Wisconsin town was a culture shock. I always thought that myself. For me, I always felt the transition to the small Indiana town was tough. I believe that is why I have moved to be near cities for most of my adult life. I’ve never asked, I guess I will post in my blog today! I am sure mom will respond to this! Anyway, my mother grew up on the shores of Lake Ripley, where I spent summers there, she was there when the snow was piled higher than the house!
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that’s a really nice post!!!!
we have to be careful when turning on AC in small areas.
Canoeing is fun! We have a canoe and several kayaks. Your ROV projects sounds like a lot of fun! Our researchers used them all the time to gather data from the Gulf of Mexico’s floor.
that is where these smaller ones came from, You can have one now with good video for less than 300 us!
We used to post videos on our website of all the underwater creatures, new species, etc. Very fascinating creatures down there!
sometimes things scare us beyond recovery. That would scare me as well!
we love exploring underwater places.
I bet that is totally amazing. I’ve never been one to love water. When I was a teenager another teen got into a next of water moccasins at local river and that kept me from learning to ski! I never would let my girls learn either. That just always scared me to death.
they are also a lot cheaper, the original ones cost more than 1000, now you can get an ROV for around 200!
That is a nice price and one that most could afford for personal use.
well the new world of ROVs is pretty cool. There is a new one called Finding Nemo, you can drop it in the water and it will go up to 300 feet underwater and return video to you!
Sounds like they are becoming quite common.
that is so cool! was it your personal site?
No, it was our colleges site at LSU. I remember when we got our first video back of it. Really neat watching the fish swim by! Nice and colorful!