Another nice fall day on Wednesday, although it did cloud over as the day progressed and by late afternoon it looked like it could rain a little, but it did not. Looks like Thursday should be back to sunny and seasonally mild. The seven day forecast has this stretch of nice weather lasting through Saturday with some rain predicted for Sunday and Monday. That is still quite a ways off. Not going to put much stock in that.
A last minute cancellation has cabins available for this weekend. (Sept. 20-22) They had been booked full. With the warm weather this week, it could be a great fall bass fishing weekend.
Had a close encounter of the "Yogi" kind on Tuesday. A bear cross highway 62 from west to east in front of me around 10AM just south of the Limerick - Tudor/Cashel line.
The leaves are still pretty much on the green side. There are some touches of red and yellow, but we are still a week or two away from peak color time. Best guess is weekend of October 5th.
Not much happening with the fall draw down so far. The lake is about 8 inches lower than it was a year ago now and has been going down at a consistent rate since roughly July 1. Not sure what is up there. Suspect it is leakage at the dam, and not really a plan.
The marina store is closed on weekdays. It is open Friday afternoons, Saturdays and Sundays through Thanksgiving. Still have a good selection of soft drinks, ice cream treats, ice, and of course, fuel. We also have both XD50 and XD100 oils in stock again.
The municipal council meeting Monday had some developments on the mine and Limerick Estates. 1. It appears that the mining company applied for and received a new exploration permit during the summer. That has been verified by the municipal Clerk. This is not the next bigger permit, but is another exploration permit as had been in place that expired. 2. On the Limerick Estates front, their engineer (M.J. Davenport) reached out directly to the Township Reeve to attempt to get a new electrical plan approved. The correct procedure is for their engineer to submit any such documents to the municipal engineer for review and comment first. The installation of electricity service to each lot in the first phase of the project is the next proper step. 3. The rezoning of the parcel along the St. Ola creek passed quickly with the Planning committee having done most of the work. It has the proper protections in place and that process worked well.
We have sourced half a skid of plumbing anti-freeze again this fall. Similar to 2018, it is the better grade that is good to -50C. Available in the marina store, it is priced competitively at $5.30 per gallon.
The Bancroft Studio tour starts this weekend, September 21-22 and continues on the weekend of September 28-29. 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 this weekend, the 21st and 22nd.
We will be back at the Toronto Snowmobile and Powersports show in late October. It is at the International Center near the airport the weekend of October 25-27. The Hastings County tourism department will be there too this year.
The Tall Pines Rally is November 22 and 23.
Surprisingly, 460 Limerick Lake North Shore is still on the market. Price is around $270. Very nice water access cottage in a good location.