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Sunday, September 30, 2012

Lily Pond

Guess what we did today ?

Lazy, Lazy, Lazy !  I was up at 8, had breakfast, coffee, read the paper before anyone came downstairs.

When Luke came down, I made belgium waffles for them.  After waffles it was time to go exploring.

This day in history " The USS Nautilus, the world's first nuclear submarine, is commissioned by the U.S. Navy.
The Nautilus was constructed under the direction of U.S. Navy Captain Hyman G. Rickover, a brilliant Russian-born engineer who joined the U.S. atomic program in 1946. In 1947, he was put in charge of the navy's nuclear-propulsion program and began work on an atomic submarine. Regarded as a fanatic by his detractors, Rickover succeeded in developing and delivering the world's first nuclear submarine years ahead of schedule. In 1952, the Nautilus' keel was laid by President Harry S. Truman, and on January 21, 1954, first lady Mamie Eisenhower broke a bottle of champagne across its bow as it was launched into the Thames River at Groton, Connecticut. Commissioned on September 30, 1954, it first ran under nuclear power on the morning of January 17, 1955."

Exploring today was an impromptu, let's go to Lake Ronkonkoma.  No fish biting at the lake.  We did get to see model airplanes being flown over and onto the lake.

Across the street is a Suffolk County park.  A sign and a fence are all that can be seen from the road.  We noticed this marsh area and never really gave it any thought.  Let the exploration begin, as any body of water potentially has fish in it.

We are happy to see that there is a trail cut the goes around the ponds and marsh area.  Luke and I fish ALL of the clearings, most only big enough for 1 or 2 people.  Well, we land some fish and take notes for future reference.  The water level very low at this point, but we catch sunfish, bass, and perch.

An eve. run to Sans Suci , and I notice that there is a father and son fishing at one of the spillways.  I take a break from the run and chat with them.  This is a first time we have seen people fishing here.  Luke and I will give it a try.  I am sure we will land some fish here this fall.

Photo of the day "Lily Pond"


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