Binnacle Island

An island in the St. Lawrence River, just big enough for a large house and a few treesThis week’s Lens Artist challenge encourages us to explore the boundary between land and water at the sea or a lake. I’m stretching that just a bit with this image of Binnacle Island, because it’s in the Thousand Islands region of the St. Lawrence River, between the US and Canada. Not quite the sea or a lake, but a significant bit of water in any case! This small island is owned and maintained by the US Power and Sail Squadron as a place members can reserve for visits to enjoy the water. I got to go there for a lovely afternoon. Here are a couple of other photos from that day. Enjoy!

A rope hammock under the trees at the edge of the river.

A small rowboat in the river with an island in the backgroundPosted in response to Lens Artist Challenge #56: Seascapes and/or Lakeshore with thanks to Amy for posting the challenge this week.

Relaxing on the Edge

hammockLast month, we got to spend a day at Binnacle Island in the St. Lawrence River. It’s a tiny dot of land owned by the US Power Squadron, and members can dock there overnight at any time and reserve it for longer stays. There’s a house, a deck with cookout equipment, indoor plumbing, and docks with power outlets. And this inviting hammock. I didn’t actually get into it; the last time I tried to use a hammock I discovered myself to be deeply hammock-impaired, unable to get in or out gracefully, and I was afraid to try this one. It was, after all, right on the edge of the island. Rolling out on the wrong side would be painful, then wet. But I didn’t resist taking a photo.

Posted in response to the WordPress Photo Challenge: Edge.