Savor Lake Savery

Trip Start Jun 03, 2008
Trip End Aug 12, 2008

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Indianhead Campground

Flag of United States  , Massachusetts
Saturday, August 2, 2008

Our last day in this area and we slept through the alarm, so we didn't go to Nantucket or Martha's Vineyard.  The kids were very pleased with that.  We were told by Irene at the office that the beach was just across the street.  We couldn't imagine it, but we took her word for it.  You can drive to the state park to park for free and then walk to the right and find the beach.  Sounded good to us, so that is what we did.  It was more like a hiking trail to the beach, but it was okay with us.  

After a 20 minute hike we got to the water's edge where we found ourselves in a little bit of heaven.  The day was overcast but warm and there was virtually no one on the beach.  The beach was exactly what we thought it would be....rocky and cold water.  The water was so cold but it was also so calm.  The water was so still we weren't sure if we were at the ocean or some lake.

The kids were brave enough to get in the water all the way, but they didn't stay there too long.  The temp there is about 63 degrees.  We played around and had a picnic lunch when we realized the tide was on its way out.  Clark had gone to sit out on a large boulder in the middle of the water which ended up just in a pile of rocks with no water around it at all.  Once again the tide had retreated dramatically so we decided to leave.  It was getting to be time to leave anyway.

Rusty was thrilled with this as he wanted to go fishing again.  He definitely has been bitten by the fishin bug. So we went back to the campground, grabbed the gear and went to rent the row boat again.  This time for four hours.  Rusty caught a few small fish and returned them back to the water right away.  Quite some time went by before he had another bite on his line, but the next one was worth waiting for.  It was a large Northern Pike.  When Rusty saw the teeth and gills on this fish he decided not to keep it, even though Clark told him it was about a 3lb fish and was good enough and big enough to eat.  Rusty only wanted to keep "ugly" fish, like bass. He bonded with the pike and wanted nothing to do with eating it.  So Clark went after the hook to release the fish.  The hook was set real deep and they were having trouble getting it out and dropped a pair of pliers to the bottom of Lake Savery.  The fish didn't seem to do too well after the struggle and kept rolling belly up.  Rusty had heard you have to turn a fish in a certain direction for them to make they paddled back over to it and Audrey turned the fish in the direction it was trying to turn over and he swam away.  We believe he made it!

Since the hook on the favorite lure was destroyed, Rusty decided to join Audrey for a swim in the middle of the lake.  The kids put their life vests on and bobbled around the lake for a couple hours, all the while Clark fished with a worm and a bobber.  There were no more fish caught that afternoon.

Clark had mixed feelings about spending up to 8 hours on Savery Lake, fishing, in Massachusetts.  The kids loved it and was probably a highlight for them.  All Clark could think of was, "We could do this in Denver!" Why the hell did we drive to Massachusetts of all places, to fish? 

All in all it was a pleasant relaxing day even if Clark didn't understand why he was doing it in Massachusetts.  We all savored Lake Savery and bid farwell.
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