Monday, July 5, 2010

You call this a lake?

I've decided that "lake" is a misnomer for this body of water that we're on. It's so big, it's really more in the category of sea. Lake Ontario, one of the 5 "Great Lakes" has a maximum length of 193 miles and width of 53 miles. The average depth is 283 feet, but it can be as deep as 802 feet. The internet tells me it's the 14th largest lake in the world, the smallest Great Lake in surface area, but it's depth is 2nd only to Lake Superior.

The reason I mention this, is that this must be more like taking off into the ocean. Or maybe, not even that interesting. The only "ocean" cruising I've done before has been up and down the California coast, or zipping between islands in the BVI, always within sight of land. On this trip, within minutes, you are out in the middle of nowhere, surrounded by water, no land in sight. Which wouldn't be bad, except that it seems completely dead out here. No interesting sightings of fish, hardly a bird. Just nothing. Which always seems to make me very sleepy. Time for a nap.

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