Tahoe Today: Boating in Lake Tahoe
Boating in Lake Tahoe is breathtaking. We look at the lake, we see the lake, we play in the lake, but not until you go boating on the lake will you feel the power and immense surge of spiritual energy.
Now mind you, I am an avid boater and summer is coming to an end. I’ve owned my boat for 15 years and just sold it.
Now I stare out of my window at the top of my mountain and gaze upon Tahoe’s crystal clear blue water. I’m shaking now. I have to go boating.
Browsing through the Internet I found my addiction: boats for rent at Ski Run Boat Company in Ski Run Marina.
So I gave it a try. I was extremely surprised; they had the size boat I needed – an 18-foot Reinell motorboat, and she was very affordable.
Lavan Nguyen walked me through everything. What I loved about Ski Run Boat Company is that they never charged me until I was out in the open waters.
I remember the days I would crash my boat into the pier while docking. Ski Run Boat Co. took care of that problem When you are ready to head in after your awesome ride, you radio in and within minutes several gorgeous young men come from their dingy, board your boat and drive you back to the dock. Imagine that.
What a great day it was. I was so impressed with this company and the owner, Ron Williams. He’s doing what he loves, boating. God I envy him.
Hey Ron: Save a boat for next week. Thank you for a wonderful experience.
Let me tell you about my boating days in Tahoe. My friend Cheryl and I spent two whole summers exploring the lake by boat in my 18-foot bay liner. Cheryl lived in the Keys.
Now, might I say I am severely prone to sea sickness, so Dramamine was my best friend. Needless to say sea sickness never stopped me from boating.
Every morning we would pack our ice chest with goodies, untie the boat, rev the engine and off we went, waving to everyone in the Keys as we slowly made our way out into the open waters.
By the end of the day our brains were like Jell-O, we were so relaxed and sometimes the elements of the sun and the wind would make us down right rummy. What wonderful days we had. In fact, it was the best summer of my life.
I remember Cheryl calling me after boating. She told me her room was spinning around. I laughed and shouted into the phone, “Dehydration. Drink some water.”
Then I asked, “Hey Cheryl, are we going boating tomorrow?”
“Yes,” she shouted back.
About three months into it, Cheryl forgot to pay her electric bill and her cable was turned off. But did that stop us from boating? No.
Fall was quickly approaching at the lake, we would have to put the boat away for the winter. Sadness came upon us.
I had a great idea, since I spend half the year in Tahoe and the other half in Hawaii, I decided we should continue our boating travels in the Islands. That we did. We rented a boat and off we went on our next adventure.
The Hawaiians in Waianae Harbor thought we were two loco girls, boating by ourselves. They gave us the “shaka” sign and blessed us. We had no fear. Those were the days. But all things must come to an end.
Cheryl now lives in Sacramento.
Guess what Cheryl? I’m still boating.
– Dayle Schear is an internationally known psychic and television personality who worked extensively with “Hard Copy.” Schear writes this column for the Tahoe Daily Tribune for free. To ask Schear a question for this column, e-mail your specific question and phone number to ESP555555@aol.com.