We left the motel in Page around 8:30 a.m. to head to the Wahweap Marina where we had a Jet-ski reserved. Wahweap is located a few miles past the dam, built in 1957, from Page on Lake Powell. After all the paperwork, safety films, instructions, and standing in line, we were in the water around 10:00.
We headed toward the dam from Wahweap. The ride was pretty rough most of the time. All the waves generated by the boats just bounce off the canyon walls back into the middle. They never really dissapate.
The mile marker system in Lake Powell starts counting miles from the dam. We first stopped at Antelope Marina for some gas. Then we proceeded on to Navajo Canyon, which is a side canyon from the main route through Glen Canyon. Navajo Canyon was really narrow in places so it was a lot of fun to navigate with the jet ski.
When we came out of Navajo Canyon, Richard missed the correct turn and we ended up, unbeknownst to us, in Warm Creek Bay. The bay was a lot of fun because the water was flat, so we could really fly on the jet ski. Once we realized we were off the beaten path, we turned around. We followed the main path to mile marker 15, then turned around to re-gas at Antelope.
While at the marina, we ate lunch. Then we headed up to Padre Bay and past it as far as mile marker 24. Padre Bay had a lot of the signature Utah red buttes, so it was fun to see.
Around 3:30, we turned back to head to the Wahweap Marina. Along the way, we explored Antelope Canyon. We arrived back at the marina a little after 5:00. After a little more paperwork, we were out of there to return to the motel.
We went to Strombolli’s for supper. Teagan ordered the Strombolli calzone. It was huge. It over-filled a 9″x11″ plate. We could have fed a small family with it. Teagan managed to eat half of it. Richard ordered Tuscan bread and a bowl of minestrone soup. Everything was pretty good.
We hit Wal-Mart for supplies, and returned to the motel around 9:00 p.m.