LAKE GEORGE CRUISES WITH INDIAN PIPES - Captained Charter Cruises
We hosted a German couple who wrote this article for the German version of Conde Nast
This is a loose translation that was done by Dr. Felix Wimpfheimer, a renowned New York Doctor. Sometimes the English to German then back to English comes out in a very poetic license mode.
World- Wide New York State: New York can offer more than sky scrappers and the Statue of Liberty. Upstate attracts the nature of the Adirondack Mountains and the romantic Finger Lakes.
On the Lake, we meet John Orlando and his wife. The owner of several pieces of real estate[ actually a representative of the Sagamore Resort ] and of one marina dockhands. He[ john ] invites us [ along with Warren County Tourism rep ] to a boat trip on Lake George. It is 30 [32 ] miles in length and 172 islands rise from its clear water. You can drink it without fear, opinions John proudly.
Since more than 20 [ 35 ] years he lives on the Lake with numerous vacation homes and a millionaires row of houses and fancy villas. The villas belong to wealthy New Yorkers.
Despite the wealth nevertheless the wilderness is guaranteed. One third of the Lake falls under "Forever Wild" program and is under a stronger nature protection than as a national park.
Only the rattlesnakes on Diamond Island were chased away. The first settlers brought pigs [ to get rid of the snakes ] and then the scary magic was soon gone [?????]
"Most of the People" on the islands are normal says John laughingly. In Paradise Bay, a lovely inlet on the extreme margin of the Lake, we are completely alone, only the sounds of some water birds and the lapping of the blue water are to be heard. The author Thomas Jeier and his wife thoroughly enjoyed the trip and his article just adds to the "Fact and Fiction" of our beloved Lake George.
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