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« man & nature # 34 ~ The Adirondack Coast pt. 2 | Main | civilized ku # 100 ~ dis 'n dat »

man & nature # 33 ~ The Adirondack Coast

above ~ top, looking at Lake Champlain from the road dropping into Essex, and, bottom, looking back at some of the Adirondack High Peaks from the same spotNO click to embiggen

The Adirondack Coast ~ Lake Champlainclick to embiggen
Once again, it's another Saturday night and I ain't got nobody, albeit, in fact, it was Labor Day Monday. The wife was off to Philadelphia to deposit coma girl at school, so I decided to venture over to the Lake Champlain Region for a round of golf, dinner, and some picturing.

We live in a state park in a village that is somewhat of a geographic oddity. Approximately 25 miles to the SW of us is the heart of the Adirondack High Peaks - rugged wilderness with 46 peaks over 4000 ft. The same distance to the SE is the Lake Champlain Region (AKA, The Adirondack Coast) - a 130 mile long lake with gentle rolling farmland and quaint New England-style villages dotting the shoreline. The 2 areas could hardly be more different from each other. In fact, it's difficult to think of them as part of the same Adirondack Park.

Yesterday, after golf, I traversed a 20 mile section of the Adirondack Coast from Westport to Willsboro, stopping at a dockside restaurant in the village of Essex for dinner. The village of Essex in its entirety is registered on the National Register of Historic Places. It is home to one of the most unspoiled ensembles of Federal and Greek Revival village architecture in rural America. To say that Federal and Greek Revival architecture is different from the rustic, twiggy, bark, log, and camp architecture that dominates the rest of the Adirondack Park is a vast understatement.

FYI, the mountains across the lake are the Green Mountains of Vermont.

Reader Comments (9)

Click to embiggen.....right!!!

Can see the first, 1/2 of the second and that is about it.


September 2, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJim Jirka

Jim - what browser (and version) are you using? I get scrollbars in the newest Firefox and Safari. Aaron does as well (different location/computer).

September 2, 2008 | Registered Commentergravitas et nugalis

Scrollbars in latest Firefox.

September 2, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMike

ie 6.I see scrollbars but they are grayed out. This is a work machine so I can't change IE to the new version.

September 2, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJim Jirka

Same here as Jim. Work computer and IE. Usually I can click with the scroll wheel and I get a little arrow icon and if I move the mouse it moves the pic, but not with the big pic here.

September 2, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle C. Parent

Scroll bars work in Google Chrome; now how long has that been out...?

September 2, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterPeter

Windows IE 7 - scroll bars and everything working fine

September 2, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterFrank

There are scrollbars and a resizing grabpoint in both Opera 9 and Firefox 3.0.1. They work fine, but as you mention, clicking a thumbnail for embiggening opens a new image in the same window - not the way it used to work, a new window for each image. I'm not happy with this change.

September 2, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKent

IE 7 on Win XP SP3, I get scroll bars on the popup pic windows

September 3, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterpw-pix

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