We paddle-wheeled down Long Lake, Brandy Pond and the Songo River this morning with about 175 other homeschoolers aboard the Songo River Queen II in Naples, Maine. The Songo River Queen II is a stern paddle wheeler with 2 decks.
|Songo River Queen II Docked|
A few minutes after we boarded and started our cruise, we watched a bridge swing sideways to allow us through. Soon, this area will have a new, higher bridge to replace this one and the Songo River Queen II will no longer be able to cruise onto Brandy Pond and the Songo River. (It's not high ENOUGH for it to pass under.)
|Before the Bridge Swings Open|
|A Metal Circular Track Under the Bridge to Help it Swing Open and Closed|
Along the way the kids explored the decks, talked with friends, had snacks, and eventually settled down to watch the water and scenery go by. We turned around and headed back to the causeway after the Songo Lock, an historic manually operated lock.
|S Looking Through the Viewing Window at the Paddle Wheels|
|A Fallen Tree|
|C Listening to her MP3 Player|
|Reflections in the Water|
|Too Early in the Morning for J|
|Information About the Songo Lock|
|And the Gang Without Me|