A near perfect day on Sunday. Lots of sunshine, warm, and low humidity. Just a bit more wind than the previous days making conditions for water sports not quite as perfect as they had been. The two forecasts vary for the coming week. One has today and tomorrow mostly sunny, followed by a small chance of rain later in the week. The other forecast has rain possible starting this afternoon and then clearing later in the week. So, take that Loonie, flip it, and however it lands, that is the forecast. One thing is for sure, looking back, it was a perfect weekend to be at the lake.
We got in a new shipment of "The Canadian Backwoods Coloring Book" that features 3 pages generated from paintings done here on Limerick Lake by artist Ketha Newman from the Maynooth area. They are available in the marina store. There are also a handful of the Limerick History books available again. I bought out the remaining inventory of them from a gift shop that was closing in Bancroft last fall. Maple Syrup sales have been better than usual and we will sell out shortly. Some folks buy a few bottles to give as Christmas gifts. Do not wait until Thanksgiving. There most likely will not be any left by then.
Purchased 72 gallons of plumbing anti-freeze at a great price today. It will be available in the store starting later this week at $5.31 a gallon.
From a cottager up the lake: Hand made 17.6 foot "Red Bird" cedar strip canoe for sale. From the photos and description this was a labor of love project years ago. Now time to sell it. Click over to the photos page to see it.
On the other end of the canoe spectrum, another cottager has a fiberglass canoe they are asking $250 for.
Also have a 2012, 21 foot Princecraft pontoon boat ($28,000) that a cottager is trying to sell. Contact me and I will put you in touch with the seller.
The next hazardous waste disposal day is September 15. Drop off is from 9:30 to 2:30 at the Faraday Public Works Yard, 29860 Highway 28 South. That is just south of Bancroft on Highway 28. Note that this is NOT the Dungannon waste site where drop off was in previous years.
The Bancroft Fall Studio tour runs the weekends of September 22 and 29. A great opportunity to meet local artistic talent and see their work in their studios.
Things on the real estate front are a little more active these days. #310, water access in Greens Bay is still listed. A very tiny cottage (more like a storage shed) on what should be a buildable lot has gone on the market for $109. Contact Tim Fulford in Bancroft for details.