Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Moose Sunbathing

Coeur d’ Alene   High 79  Low 54

It’s been awhile since Jim was on the water and the weather was perfect so we went for a boat ride.

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We had an enjoyable time but we sat in the back of the boat on top and could not hear what the guide was saying all the time.

These houses on the west side of the lake are huge and many of them can only be reached by boat. Notice the mailbox in this picture, Mail is also delivered by boat.

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This place even comes with a two boat garage.

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There is also a house built on a rock.

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But the most unique thing about Lake Coeur d’Alene is the floating 14th hole on the golf course.

The Lake Coeur d'Alene course boasts the world's only floating, moveable golf green. And if you manage to land your ball on the bobbing green, you'll have to catch a boat out to take your next shot.

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Players tee off from shore, then board a small electric passenger ferry known as 'Putter' for the trip to the floating green of the Par 3 hole. A boat attendant assists the players and caddies on and off the boat and on the return trip, a certificate of achievement is awarded to players with their name and score in calligraphy.

However, one of the absolute highlights of our cruise can be seen in this picture. Just relaxing at the water’s edge. Our captain told us he’s been doing these tours for ten years and this is the first time he has ever seen a moose.

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Peaceful and relaxing. We enjoyed the ride very much.

I was not impressed with the rv park we were at. Tamarack RV Park is a Passport America park and I’m really glad we didn’t pay the full price of $42. They sites are close and I was glad we weren’t in a big RV trying to maneuver around the trees.

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Also, we lost our power because the guy in the site next to us was leaving and turned his power off at the post. The park is wired so that when he turned his off, ours went off as well. Not a very good design in my opinion.

19 comments:

  1. WOW! What a great picture of the Moose and how fun.

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  2. Must be hard to put when it is a bit rough on the lake.

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  3. After seeing this makes me wish we had taken a tour while up there. What a treat getting to see the moose.

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  4. Another fun day with the bonus boat trip as well.. Nice to see al the sights in the area from the water too.

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  5. What fun and great pics. Jerry wanted to play golf there never got to see the floating green though.

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  7. Sorry. The power thing is definitely not good. Safe travels.

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  8. Ah, RV parks. I remember it being such a crapshoot, but not so bad in little out-of-the-way places, which is my preference anyway.

    The boat tour looked like fun.

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  9. Not a good power design at all. But, how wonderful to see the moose!

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  10. Oh my gosh. Those houses are huge. How in the heck did they build that house on that rock?
    HAHAHAHA...I love the moose! What a cool photo.

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  11. Moose sunbathing. Incredible. We have seen many in northern BC but never sunbathing.

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  12. Love the moose. That is a great area to be enjoying. Each time we pass through we keep saying that we have to stop and check things out.

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  13. Love the waterfront homes. That is more moose than we saw in two months in Canada:)

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  14. Great boat ride the homes are out of this world. To bad about the RV Park

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  15. There's an Elks with RV sites there and also one in Spokane.

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  16. Love myself some Idaho!!!! Beautiful country!

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  17. Was Jim able to slip a fishing line over the side on your boat trip? I'm sure he was tempted to! :c)

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