A chilly and overcast day on Thursday. Definitely had the feel of fall. There were a few sprinkles through the day. Heavier rain moved in around 4PM and it rained on and off all night. Friday is starting out overcast, a lot warmer, and very humid. There are high wind and severe storm warnings for later in the day. The north and east shores of the lake could be in for quite a pounding with a 70-90km southwest wind predicted for this afternoon. My guess is that the generators will get a workout later today too. The bright side? Saturday and Sunday should be beautiful, typical fall days.
The fall draw down of the lake started on Monday the 17th. It was down about 5 inches by Thursday, but the overnight rain has it back up an inch on Friday. The lake typically drops 14 inches in about 20 days.
The Bancroft Fall Studio tour runs this weekend and next. A great opportunity to meet local artistic talent and see their work in their studios.
Duck season starts this Saturday, the 22nd. Plan to be awaken by shotgun noise at day break.
Two tournaments coming in over the next 2 weekends. Quinte Bass this weekend and Hawgtown Bass on the 29th. Both groups have been here previously and are returning this year to have their season ending tournaments. Weigh-in for the Quinte club is at 4PM on the 22nd. Always exciting for the youngsters to watch all the big fish being weighed.
Still plenty of plumbing anti-freeze available in the marina store. We have the better grade of -50C in full 4 liter jugs for $5.31 per jug. This compares at $6.99 at the local auto store.
Limited broadband service is available for cottages between 418 and 471 Limerick Lake North Shore. $200 installation and for the rest of 2018 the service is free. Did the first installation this week. Service will be $300+HST for 2019. The speed is around 2Mbps now.
We will be back at the fall ATV and snowmobile show in Toronto this year. There had been some concern that the subsidy by the Ministry of Tourism for operators such as myself was going to be eliminated, but it is continuing, making the show quite economical to exhibit. Booth number is 2628 on a corner among the OFSC clubs and accommodators in Hall 2. Always like having a corner booth.
Very little to talk about on the real estate front. Everything except #310, water access in Greens Bay has sold.