Another nice, summery day on Wednesday. The predicted thunderstorms passed by to our north, none ever reaching here. It was a perfect day for water sports and beach fun with the kids. The forecast for the coming weekend varies widely. EC says Saturday is sunny and only a slim chance of showers Sunday, but other forecasts say there is a chance of rain Saturday. Guess we shall see. In any event, they agree that it is finally summer-like hot.
There are still some cabins available, even on weekends, from the 29th of August through September 18.
Guests in 2 of the cabins who are here to mainly fish are having a good week. This is the time of year that the biggest bass are usually caught.
We finally got in several cases of the ultra-pure Aspen small engine fuel manufactured in Sweden.. We have straight and 50/1 premix. It has a 10 year life span in your engine with no other treatments needed. Ideal for string trimmers, lawn mowers, water pumps, chain saws, generators. Any engine that is not used a lot and is stored for long periods of time.
We are in normal summer time fire conditions. That means campfires specifically for cooking anytime, other burning and campfires for smores 7PM to 7AM.
LWRA events are planned for the August holiday weekend again. The canoe and kayak races will be at their usual place (Frasers Beach) on the 5th at 10AM. The BBQ will be here on the lodge lawn on the 5th at 12:30PM. The BBQ is a new, simple format. Bring your own food, or purchase burgers and dogs from the LWRA. There is no entry fee. The event will wrap up early in the afternoon. The sailboat races will be held out of Coxwells on the east shore on Sunday, August 6 at 2:00PM.
There will be a partial eclipse of the sun on August 21st in the early afternon. It will peak in this area around 2:30PM. A little south of here it will be the first total eclipse in 99 years. Now to hope for a clear day to be able to see it.
Cruising Canoes from Belleville is running one day canoe-fishing trips on July 27 and August 10 and 24. The activities will start at either 8AM here, or at a designated start location up the lake at 9AM depending upon where you want to join in. If you do not have a canoe, they will be bringing canoes with them. Same for fishing tackle. They will provide loaner tackle for those who need it. The day will start with canoe handling instruction. There will be a shore lunch on one of the upper lakes followed by a chef prepared multi-course dinner here at the lodge at the end of the day. Price starts at $175 and goes down from there for those joining in the trip from here on Limerick Lake depending upon how much of the day you want to participate in. This is a low stress, fun event for all levels of canoeists and fishermen. Contact the marina store to register.
The programming manager for the Bancroft Playhouse stopped in recently and dropped off a schedule of events. Tickets are available on-line. If cabin fever sets in with all this rain, head up to see mostly GTA based professional talent at the playhouse. All profits from events there go to Hospice North Hastings.
Internet installs have been going well with no need to climb tall trees or put holes in cottage roofs. I recently got permission from a land owner on the north east end of the lake to install a repeater on his property. That will bring coverage to virtually 100% of Limerick Lake. The plan is to do that project in November to be ready for the 2018 season. To inquire about service please send us a message and we will see if it is available at your location. For seasonal residents the service is a flat $300 per year. (plus $200 installation the first year)
Lots of activity on the real estate front. #462 North Shore was just reduced in price to a very competitive $299. It is water access near the north end of the lake. 257 feet of shoreline, 3 bedrooms and complete bath room. Lots of attention to detail in the interior finishes. Insulated. Rustic, hand sawn cottage steps and large deck. Screened porch with a lovely view of the lake. A terrific buy at this new price. 328 Tamarack Lane is listed with Re/Max for $499. It is road access at the far north-east end of the lake. #310, water access in Greens Bay is still listed. Finally, there is an up-scale road access cottage on the north-east end of the lake listed. It was just reduced to $793k.