Dwight Peck's personal website

Scenes from the old country, summer 2018

More annual lakeside fun in the Northwoods

You may not find this terribly rewarding unless you're included here, so this is a good time for casual and random browsers to turn back before they get too caught up in the sweep and majesty of the proceedings and can't let go.

A brief look-in at Staunton, Virginia, USA

The last day or two in northern Wisconsin, and a goodbye to . . .

. . . one of the inhabitants

Shooting the sandbar that makes 'Beaver Island', on the right, sometimes an island, and in some years not.

Distant specks across the lake are becoming recognizable now . . .

Kristin and Stephanie on their Hobie Pedal Boards

A brief conference in the middle of the lake

A very genteel way to travel

Pedal Boards passing in the night

Mussent Point in uncharacteristically calm seas (like 'Glimmerglass', as J. F. Cooper might have called it [from The Deerslayer]).

Dock ornaments
[In the November referendum the mine application was landslided against, and the company has given it up for the time being.]

Packing up the kit for forthcoming travels, 4 September 2018

Curiosity may yet kill the cat.

Or at least get him stuck somewhere

Melvin's come to see the hydrobikes

An enduring fascination with hydrobikes -- last summer, still sort of a kitten, he slipped off the plastic pontoon and landed in the drink.

Poor bedraggled Melvin, 2017

Now what?

Terra firma

But he's not ready to come with us yet.

Adjidaumo Island, 6 September 2018

Adjidaumo landfall

A stop-in at the Birds In Art exhibition in Wausau, and we're . . .

. . . on the road again.

That's the old YMCA building in Staunton, Virginia, in the Shenandoah Valley.

Built circa 1900, it's been renovated in more recent times into 20 fairly elegant condos. That elaborate entrance ensemble is not for us. (We've got the windows directly above it & to the right.)

This is our entrance, round the side, labeled 'Boys Entrance'.

Comfy lobby

The former theatre of the old YMCA (with balcony above), now Apt. 200

The kitchen on the former stage

Melvin's still disoriented after two long days in the car.

A corridor above the stage leading to the guest room

A walk round downtown Staunton

The main drag, East and West Beverley Street

The Clocktower building

We're scoping out antiques stores and second-hand shops

In fact, we bought a very heavy second-hand office chair and . . .

. . . pushed it down the sidewalk all the way to the YMCA.

That's the Staunton City Hall (we're just nipping in to pay a parking fine, on the receipt for which we're identified as 'Unknown Violator')

A landmark sort of building, with pretensions -- about all we've found out about it so far is that the ground floor is a cigar shop.

This is just up the street (good to know; just in case . . .)

No sooner had Melvin finally begun to make himself at home in Staunton . . .

. . . when he got whisked off home to Switzerland again.

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