Featuring personal photos of the Lake Minnetonka Area and things of interest to the author.
Friday, September 25, 2015
Monday, September 21, 2015
Finishing Runners_ Apple Days 5K
I stood near the soggy finish line, next to a woman who was taking photos for the Excelsior Chamber of Commerce. Her photos were spectacular.... I grumbled to myself.
Thursday, September 17, 2015
Apple Day Run Excesior this Saturday Morning
I am opting out this time. I can live with the guilt, and there will be guilt.
I plan on one more race this year and this is not going to be the one... But I will take my usual action photos. I should be able to post very quickly with my new internet connection. I had been off line for months.
Let us take a look at the running shoes today's Minnetonka crowd are running in. Which brands will abound around town?
Friday, September 11, 2015
“It turned out to be a little bit tougher that we originally thought to get the boat up out of the mud and to the surface. Boating enthusiasts and sightseers were gathering around the working barges. The well wishers were creating a work hazard.”
On another day a diving situatuion became critical: A loud scream was heard over the underwater mike, and then the diver went quiet. Other divers scrambled to get down and release one of the divers who had became pinned beneat the hull.
The weight of the water and hull pressing down upon him.
On day 7:“The divers spent eight long hours under water today. Finally accomplishing running a strap under the boats stern. A third Minnetonka dredge crane was made ready and brought to the site. Eventually both Niccum and I had everthing we owned on the Lake”
Their commitment to this salvage was impressive, and rare.
Today we can see the ship sail the lake and can enjoy its historic beauty.