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Another beautiful day on Keuka Lake.  While the air wasn’t as warm as i prefer it to be, the lake was smooth as glass and the winds were, for the most part, very calm.  

Keuka Lake is shaped like a “Y“, and lies north/south.  We are members of the Keuka Lake Yacht Club which is located on the west side, just about even with the “bluff“.  The Bluff is the point where the two northern branches meet in the middle.

Today Paul and I cruised west of the Bluff to Branchport and back, then over to the east side of the lake to visit what is most familiar to us.  These are a few of the many pictures i took of some of the things that caught my eye today.

The first thing that caught our eye was how peaceful and calm the water was today.

And as we cruised up the east side of the west bluff, we spotted some fabulously excessive cottages.  I say “excessive” because i simply cannot imagine referring to any of these places as “cottage“.

Along the way, we spotted a couple of beautiful old boats but i forgot to snap a picture of the first is the second one:

A very daring young man ventured into the COLD lake to do some barefoot waterskiing:

While many of the cottages on the lake are big, sprawling places, there are also some very reasonable places:

and even some that look quite out of place.

When we travelled to the east side of the lake, we saw the cottage where Paul spent all of his summer vacations (the partially obstructed cottage on the right):

A little farther south we spotted the cottage we rented for two weeks 13 summers ago.  My children were 2, 3 and 5 then...

When the sun was hiding behind the clouds, i couldn’t take the chill:

And finally, just to show you how ridiculous the real estate is at Keuka Lake, here is a cottage that sold for $450K 3 years ago (the smaller building to the right):

My husband and I agree...we are happy to have a boat that gets us “on” the lake but even if we won the lottery tomorrow, there is no way i’d buy a cottage on Keuka Lake.  The taxes are outrageous and the prices are inflated.  Besides, the lake is only fun for about 4 months of the year!


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