Starting off with something a little different. A memory of 50 years ago today. A sizable group of American cottagers spent the late afternoon and evening sitting here in the lodge as guests of Del and Jo to watch Neal and Buzz take that "one small step." There was no electricity and certainly no televisions on the lake in those days. 50 years later the furniture is different, the TV a lot larger, but the view out the front window is still the same.
For the first time in at least half a decade, the water temperature at 3 feet deep in the shade in the boathouse reached 80F. No excuse to not be out doing inverts on the wakeboard.
Saturday might possibly have been our hottest day of 2019. The mercury hit 93F around 1PM and stayed above 90 until well into the evening. Many years it never hits 90 at all. Thunderstorms did not materialize either. A great day to be out on the water doing whatever your favorite activity is. The next 6 days all look to be nearly perfect. Sunshine, a bit cooler and no chance of rain at all.
We have a "Special Occasion Permit" from the LCBO to have a licensed event on the lodge lawn the evening of August 17th. This year the permit allows for sale of alcohol at the event in addition to charging an admission fee. The license is for up to 60 people. The consensus is to have a local craft cider and wine tasting. Musician Derek Morris is back to provide the entertainment again this year. The event is Saturday night, August 17 at 6PM on the lodge lawn. Admission (must be paid in advance) is $10. (have to keep track of the 60 attendance limit) Wine, cider and beer will be available for purchase at the event.
Appreciate those who have shown great patience while we try to keep internet service at least usable in the face of huge data growth this year. It is hard to fathom that data demand has grown by about a factor of 10 in one year. (although the lack of worm sales might be related?)
The "down to one lane and expect delays" signs are up on Hwy 62 from Ivanhoe to Madoc. The construction in downtown Madoc is pretty much done as far as being a traffic impediment. No need to detour there any longer. Keep in mind that 1. the back road from Havelock to Glen Alda is still closed for bridge replacement, and 2. Detlor road is closed at the 28 so that is not an available shortcut for those heading east.
A long way off, but the Bancroft Studio tour will be the weekends of September 21-22 and September 28-29. The list of artists is not yet finalized. Always a fun time to visit local studios and enjoy the fall colors while doing so. While on the subject, the Apsley studio tour is also the weekend of September 21-22.
460 Limerick Lake North Shore went on the market on Saturday for around $270. Very nice water access cottage in a good location.