The remaining snow is now frozen into a hard, icy covering over most of the ground. A few bare spots, but the world is still mostly white this far north. The return to colder days should start the ice getting thicker again. It is definitely not safe to venture even a few feet out on.
Just returned to the lake from a few days of holidays in mid-town Manhattan. After all, when one lives in the wilderness at a lake, going to the city is something new and different. The 9/11 memorial is a bit disappointing. The actual hole in the ground surrounded with a chain link fence and thousands of personal messages attached to it was emotionally more moving in 2003 than the organized memorial is now.
The lodge will be open for few weekends (Feb. 14 through March 9) in the winter season for snowmobile, cross country skiing or ice fishing adventures based from here. Also, 2014 season reservations have been activated. This is a good time to reserve for opening weekend or other hard to get times next season.
It is not too early for anyone with the inkling to serve the community to think about running for Council in the next municipal election. The Steenburg Lake folks appear to be fairly well organized and have some important issues to deal with. There has been recent confirmation that they will be fielding a slate of candidates.
Limerick Lake Lodge will be back at the Outdoor Adventure and Travel show for a 3rd year at the Ernst and Young Center in Ottawa, March 15-16, 2014.
Don Weller’s beautiful - ready to move in, with road access, cottage is now seriously available. The asking price has been reduced to $625k and Don will entertain all reasonable offers. There are photos of the cottage and accessory buildings in the Photos 2011 gallery on this web page.