Monday, September 13, 2010

Lake Pepin Marina


About 30 years ago friends of ours owned this marina which looked very, very different then; it was much, much smaller. Holding a full-time job while struggling to expand, renovate, and maintain the docks  on week-ends proved to be a daunting task and too insurmountable to continue.  I wonder how they now feel about their long-ago "adventure" when they see how the marina has developed over these years.? The entire area has been transformed with shops and restaurants lining the street across from the marina. Perhaps they should have hung in there?  I guess it's all about timing. [Come back tomorrow, and I'll show you Lake Pepin and explain its formation on the Mississippi River].

18 comments:

  1. belle photo de ce port qui fait rever de vacances

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  2. All yachts and no floating gin palaces. I like it!

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  3. Always surprised when I see marinas – always full. Do people use their boats for navigating?

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  4. I bet its a busy place on holiday weekends.

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  5. That is a lot of boats in the marina. It must be popular.

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  6. It looks like you're having a fun summer, seeing many cool places. I love that trip down past Hastings and Red Wing. It's one I'll have to make again. It's been many years. Thanks for reminding me of a great close-to-home getaway.

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  7. That is a lot of boats there. And it looks like a pretty day too.

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  8. So many boats. Nice picture.

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  9. Water beauties. Very interesting, I wait for the next post.

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  10. Looks very cool, if sailin' wear something to keep you warm today.

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  11. I used to drive through Lake City on my way to Winona State when my future wife was going to school there. That whole drive is so scenic. We've talked about making a fall trip down to Winona when the leaves start to change....

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  12. Great photo Kate!

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  13. Great photo Kate!

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  14. Back in the early 1950's my father imported a few pair of cowboyjeans from the USA - late in the 1960's jeans became a hit in Denmark (and have been since), but not thanks to my father :( If, I would surely have been very rich today :)

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  15. Timing in life is often everything. I should have bought that Google stock 11 years ago!
    I forgot in my earlier comment to say "Well done on the 1,000 posts" that is I know a lot of thought and indeed effort too. Paul

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  16. I'm thinking it had more to do with money than timing. :-) What a lovely place. I had to laugh at the comment about people using their boats to navigate. . . in one sense, GPS has replaced that age old art and scienc :-), but I'm sure your reader meant if people actually took their boats out and sailed them. I wonder what a slip there costs per month, and do the folks all haul out before the winter or stay in the water year-round.
    -Kim

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  17. Congratulations on 1000 posts!

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  18. I love shots like these. I live on the Atlantic coast and have so many shots of the seas of masts in a marina that it's actually embarrassing. It's a compulsion I cannot resist, and I love seeing other's shots of marinas.

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