Weekend Waterview: Finally Boating Again

American flag on pontoon | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #boating #lake #LKN #flag #4thofjuly

Happy Saturday!

Here’s a little weekend waterview from Lake Norman.

Weekend Waterview Lake Norman | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #boating #lake #pontoon

We’re happy to be boating again after a fuel line issue. We were almost boating in May,

 but like a lot of things these days, parts and service are harder to come by!

American flag on boat | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #boating #lake #LKN #flag #4thofjuly

We enjoyed a little boating time over the Fourth of July holiday weekend.

Nautical flag on boat | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #boating #lake #LKN #flag #4thofjuly

My heart beats red, white and blue so I love seeing boats on the water flying the flag.

American flag on boat | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #boating #lake #LKN #flag #4thofjuly

Especially when the flag is as big as the boat. :)

American flag on boat | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #boating #lake #LKN #flag #4thofjuly

Lola on pontoon | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #boating #lake #boatingwithdogs #bichonfrise

We always enjoy checking out the osprey nests by boat on the lake.

Osprey nest on duck blind | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #boating #lake #osprey #LKN

Osprey pairs are generally monogamous and will mate for life, returning

 to their same nest site after wintering in Central and South America. 

Osprey nest on duck blind | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #boating #lake #osprey #LKN

There is always a nesting pair of osprey on this duck blind year after year.

Osprey nest on duck blind | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #boating #lake #osprey #LKN

Osprey nest on duck blind | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #boating #lake #osprey #LKN

“Our” Great Blue Heron is a year round resident . . .

Great Blue Heron on boat lift | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #boating #lake #heron #LKN

And spends most days fishing from the boat lift and dock.

Great Blue Heron | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #boating #lake #heron #dock

Weekend Waterview | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #boating #lake #pontoon

Lola on pontoon | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #boating #lake #boatingwithdogs #bichonfrise

Lola says sitting in the Captain’s chair is her favorite spot when

she’s not ‘on lookout’ making sure we know where we’re going.

Lola in Captain's chair | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #boating #lake #boatingwithdogs #bichonfrise

Lola in Captain's chair | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #boating #lake #boatingwithdogs #bichonfrise

Sophie napping on pontoon | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #boating #lake #boatingwithdogs #bichonfrise

Sophie enjoys the early morning sunshine and breeze generated by the pontoon.

Lola and Sophie on pontoon | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #boating #lake #boatingwithdogs #bichonfrise

They both agree that early morning naps on the boat are the best!

Lola and Sophie napping on pontoon | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #boating #lake #boatingwithdogs #bichonfrise

Hope you’re finding a way to beat the heat this weekend. ♥

Weekend Waterview | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #boating #lake #pontoon #osprey #heron #boatingwithdogs #bichonfrise

Thank you for your visit!

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  31 comments for “Weekend Waterview: Finally Boating Again

  1. Theresa Keller
    July 10, 2021 at 7:07 am

    Beautiful pictures, thank you for sharing 😎 enjoy your weekend!

  2. CC
    July 10, 2021 at 7:25 am

    Postcard worthy, wish I was there!! Glad you made it back on the water!

    • Michelle
      July 10, 2021 at 2:02 pm

      How precious! U are blessed Mary!

  3. Rita C.
    July 10, 2021 at 7:25 am

    What a relaxing way to enjoy the summer. Glad you got your boat running again.

  4. franki Parde
    July 10, 2021 at 7:46 am

    Now know…I’m using “that one,”…”My Heart Beats Red, Whit & Blue!!!” SAME!! Tell me about “parts”…we have been w/o A/C since middle of May!! No TRANE coil in USA & no manufacturing plant in full operation…can’t get help…so far we’ve been “band aiding” w/refrigerant shots. Move over Lola…I need a nap. Luv your photos! franki

    • Clara
      July 10, 2021 at 9:53 am

      Those girls are adorable! They are enjoying the boat ride indeed with a nap to boot! We’re so happy you were able to get on the lake over the holiday. Love seeing the ospreys and blue herons. It’s always wonderful seeing our beautiful flag waving in the breeze. Happy Saturday! Clara ❤️

  5. Ann Woleben
    July 10, 2021 at 8:00 am

    I know you’re happy to be back on the water and the girls are definitely enjoying their view and naps. Such a beautiful setting! Happy (hot) summer!

  6. Barbara Zuleski
    July 10, 2021 at 8:00 am

    Thank you Mary,

  7. Cindi
    July 10, 2021 at 8:01 am

    There are no words to truly describe how beautiful your pictures of the lake are nor how adorable your puppies are. Thanks for sharing.

  8. mary
    July 10, 2021 at 8:09 am

    Two questions: Do your osprey return on the same date each year? Here at the top of Chesapeake Bay they arrive on March 17. Question two: Do the osprey and blue heron engage in raucous battles over fish and property boundaries?

  9. Vicki Hvidston
    July 10, 2021 at 8:23 am

    Always get a kick out of your beautiful photos and commentary……thanks, Mary!

  10. Janie Timberlake/JBeth Designs
    July 10, 2021 at 9:12 am

    Amazing photos! Love your site been following for many years! A fellow North Carolinian 😬

  11. July 10, 2021 at 9:32 am

    Looks like a great way to take in the beauty surrounding you. Clearly the Sophie and Lola are loving the rocking cessation.

  12. Tricia
    July 10, 2021 at 10:06 am

    Happy for you that you’re boating again. Love these pictures, so serene. Thank you for sharing. Especially love seeing Lola looking out over the water!!

  13. Donna Milazzo
    July 10, 2021 at 10:49 am

    Looks absolutely idyllic! Your photos of the birds are so pretty, especially the detail on the Great Blue Heron!

  14. July 10, 2021 at 12:22 pm

    What beautiful photos and how relaxing!! I dream of living by the water. Hopefully, with some research and travel, we will find our perfect spot soon! Lake Norman looks lovely.

  15. July 10, 2021 at 12:23 pm

    Aw, glad to see you’re back on the water Mary! Enjoy:@)

  16. Sue
    July 10, 2021 at 5:47 pm

    Loved the small boat, big flag photo! I always enjoy your update on the ospreys and of course, photos of your precious pups.
    Thank you!

  17. Aquietlife
    July 10, 2021 at 6:07 pm

    I needed this, 108 degrees for days, so wish I lived on a lake! You all look happy and refreshed, glad you’re back on the water again!

  18. July 10, 2021 at 7:43 pm

    Mary, your water view posts take me back to our own long ago days on the lake. We often looked at lake property in those days, and sometimes I wish we had moved out to the lake. Waking up to a water view, watching the sunsets across the water, and boating are wonderful perks of lake living. I’m appreciative that you share. Have a great weekend.

  19. Betsy
    July 10, 2021 at 9:31 pm

    You had a lake and no working boat, we have a working boat and no water (and it’s 111 outside today)! Glad that you’re able to return to the water and share some great photos! Nothing is more relaxing, or clears the mind, better than a day on the lake. I’m sure your dogs would agree!

  20. Marehelm1
    July 10, 2021 at 11:59 pm

    Wonderful experience and beautiful photos. Thanks for sharing

  21. July 11, 2021 at 8:23 am

    I know having the boat repaired makes you all happy. Beautiful views! Happy Sunday, Mary!

  22. July 11, 2021 at 8:46 am

    AWESOME pics! Do the Osprey buzz you when you get close to their nest? Also, does someone clean that duck blind off after the Ospreys leave for the winter or do they just leave the nest and use it next year? NOTE: a cousin of mine was instrumental in the creation of the Osprey plane! Whenever I see anything about an Osprey, I think about that and how we both love the bird and the plane!!

  23. July 11, 2021 at 10:40 am

    I know you are happy to be back on the water! This has been a cooler and rainier summer than I can remember, but on the coast it’s showers one minute and sunshine the next…I love watching ospreys and herons, but since the hurricane last fall I haven’t seen any! I sure miss our Freddy…I too love seeing big flags on boats, and dogs! The girls look adorable on the patriotic towels~ Happy boating!

  24. July 11, 2021 at 3:31 pm

    Love that we share the same love for our beautiful lake! I recognize allot of your shots and location….we are so very blessed to live where we live…God bless Lake Norman and all those that enjoy it. Happy Summer and safe boating.

  25. Paula
    July 11, 2021 at 4:41 pm


    Awesome pictures Stay Cool !


  26. July 11, 2021 at 5:44 pm

    Great pictures and cute napping video, Mary! Happy Sunday!

  27. Sami's Aunt Nancy
    July 12, 2021 at 2:37 pm

    Mary, thanks for the beautiful pictures featuring our proud flag and your darling girls. It’s clear they are right at home and relaxed as long as they’re with you and your husband. Such sweet girls – and a bit wooly which only makes them more adorable.
    Also, the shots you captured of the birds are impressive! Thanks for the good information about them.

  28. July 13, 2021 at 2:09 pm

    Those flags are truly a wonderful sight to see on the lake…I am in awe of the beautiful birds and wildlife that you capture…so happy you and the girls (and of captain) are enjoying that beautiful lake on a most beautiful day…

  29. Donna
    July 14, 2021 at 10:13 am

    Beautiful and serene. . . .lucky dogs.

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