This year’s Vatten Paddlar canoe, kayak, and SUP race had its biggest turnout ever. Some paddlers, like those in the photo above, took the “race” part very seriously. Others, less so.
The Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) trend is fairly new, but maybe it’s more than a fad. I have no experience with them, but I am curious. And I’d like to think I’m not too old to learn new tricks. (By the way, the SUP paddler in the third photo is 80 years old.)
One of the race’s major sponsors was my wife, Jean Hedren. You can visit her online at www.jeanhedrenrealtor.com . Or, visit her Edina Realty page here. Her YouTube channel is at Jean Hedren, Your NW WI Realtor.
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Last week I had fun photographing this pair of NW WI lake cabins on Bond Lake in Wascott, Wisconsin. This aerial drone photo tells the story; the full package includes two cabins, three garages, and a bunkhouse. (Or, for those with smaller families, the sellers are also offering the two cabins separately.)
Although both cabins have a certain vintage charm, the real star of this show is the waterfront, the beach, and a gradually sloping sand bottom that’s perfect for swimming. Ready to hit the beach in northwest Wisconsin on an active, full-recreation lake with great swimming, water-skiing, and jet-skiing? Then one or both of these cabins might be right for you.
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I especially enjoyed photographing this vintage year-round lake cabin on Lower Eau Claire Lake in Barnes, Wisconsin. They don’t make ’em like they used to, and this lake home is a great example. It has real character, and charming features that are rarely duplicated in modern construction.
Take, for example, all those round stones, probably found right there on the property, that cover every exposed surface of the entire foundation. That must have kept someone busy for a while. Inside, the theme continues with the cabin’s massive stone fireplace. And to help warm other rooms, part of the fireplace’s rear face is exposed in a corner of each bedroom. That side is covered in these round stones, too.
The cabin also has a great waterfront. But no stones here. Just a gently sloping sand bottom, perfect for swimming. To see more, just scroll on down.