One of the things I enjoyed about last weeks vacation on Lake Winnipesaukee was cruising aboard the MS Mount Washington. This provided a lakeside view of the many residences on the lake. Pictured here is one of my favorite ones.
My 1 year old son woke me up at 5:30 this morning. I happened to look out the window and saw this. I think he was trying to tell me what I was missing.
We cruised the lake today aboard the MS Mount Washington. The MS Mount Washington is a 230 foot ship that has a capacity of 1250 people. On the ship there are 4 decks, indoor/outdoor seating, a couple of bars, kitchen and a few dance floors. Pictured above is the pier at Weirs Beach where our cruise started. Also had a good view of Weirs Beach as seen below while waiting for everyone to board.
While heading out we were passed by the Doris E which is another vessel in their fleet which offers cruises.
The cruise we took was 2 1/2 hours long. we made a stop at Wolfeboro to drop passengers off. Never been to Wolfeboro before but it did seem like a quaint little town. It is listed as America's oldest summer resort. From what I seen I wouldn't mind making it a future vacation spot.
Today we toured Castle in the Clouds. This castle was the mountain top estate belonging to Tom Plant. Tom Plant (1859-1941) made his fortune in the shoe manufacturing industry, retiring as a millionaire at age fifty-one, having sold his business to the United Shoe Machinery Company in 1910.
After retiring Mr. Plant starting acquiring land. This land totaled roughly 6300 acres of land reaching all the way to Lake Winnipesaukee. In 1913-1914 Mr. Plant had this mansion built consisiting of 16 rooms. One of the unique rooms I enjoyed was a hidden reading room that was accessed by a 3 foot tall door to the right of the fireplace. By the time of his death Mr. Plant was broke and the house was taken by the banks.
I've been on vacation since last Thursday. Hung around the house for a few days and finally made it up here to Lake Winnipesaukee. Left my 17 year old home for a few days since work wouldn't give him the full 10 days off that we have planned here at Weirs Beach.
Pictured here is the view from the porch of the cottage that we are staying at for the week. Can't complain about this view. My goal this week other than getting plenty of rest is to capture a photo that I can use to do a gallery wrap. Got a nice spot on one of my walls that I've been meaning to hang one of my photo's. With luck I will capture it this week.