Monday, September 3, 2007

A Time for Skipping Stones

For everything there is a season, and a time for every purpose under heaven: ... a time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together.
--Ecclesiastes 3:1,5a (ASV)

This shot was taken in the shadow of Butler Bridge on the shores of the Watauga Lake. It's a terrific place to skip stones this Labor Day and watch the boats race by. There are two spots that I know of to get the lake view of the bridge: The first is reached (coming from Hampton, TN on Highway 67) from a gravel pull-off on your left immediately before crossing the bridge (click here to see a photo taken from this vantage point). The second one (where the above photo was taken) is accessed from the other side of the bridge -- after crossing the bridge, turn into the second gravel parking area on your left. It's a fairly short (approximately a quarter mile), but somewhat steep walk down to the lake from either parking area. Have a great Labor Day!

1 comment:

  1. And just a short distance from this point on Watauga Lake is a great cliff to jump off into the water (best accessed by boat).


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