Wednesday had plenty of early morning rain followed by a few hours that were not too bad. Around 3PM the sky darkened and there was a severe thunderstorm complete with hail for about 30 minutes. The rest of the day was just damp, windy, and not very nice. Rain has continued on and off over night and they say Thursday will not be very nice. Temperatures continue to fall and gusty winds are forecast. The coming weekend looks to be pretty typical for this time of year. Some sun, chance of showers, and temperatures in the 50F range. Back to morning frost again too.
We have a plentiful supply of plumbing anti-freeze in the store again this year. Scored a whole pallet of it back in May and have it priced competitively with Home Hardware and Canadian Tire while offering the convenience of it already being here at the lake.
On the other hand there is a tiny bit of unpleasant news for those who store their boats here. The price for winterization of a 4 stroke engine (inboard or outboard) is going up by $25.00 as marine oils are in short supply. The 55 gallon drum of oil ordered in early August was not going to ship until November, so had to substitute more expensive alternatives. In the mean time, no use going to Canadian Tire in Bancroft for 4 stroke marine oil. I bought it all.
Some folks have been asking about the fall colors. Last weekend was quite nice with the sunshine adding to the brightness of the leaves. Unless we get a severe wind storm, this weekend should provide one final opportunity for fall leaf watching this year.
Lake trout season ends today.
The new owners of much of Limerick township, "The Forestland Group" is conducting logging operations off the west side of the lake. They have a forestry manager on site making sure the operation is run correctly. They are in communication with both the municipality and the LWRA.
A reminder that the marina store is open weekends only. Friday 1 to 6, Saturday 8 to 6, and Sunday 9 to 5.
Also, we still have our lodge room that has been converted to office space with both wired and wireless internet available to rent on a daily or weekly basis. Great way to work or teach or attend school from the lake.
The launch ramp at the marina has controlled access to the lake this year. After careful consideration regarding the introduction of invasive species it is no longer advisable to have open access for launching boats. Launch ramp hours are the same as the store hours. After hours launch appointments can be made. There is a power water wash station in the upper parking lot (near the Tesla charging station) utilizing Virkon Aquatic viricide for boats that have been in other waters. Boats that have only ever been in the Limerick chain of lakes can launch without needing to be washed. The wash station is easy to use. Having the ramp closed is a bit of a hassle, but the process has met with 100% acceptance. Thank you to everyone for your support to keep our lakes invasive species free.
After years of this area escaping quickly escalating cottage prices, two recent sales on the lake resulted in bidding wars and sales over listed price. To the best of my info, we had our first 7 figure "regular" cottage sale this week.