The weatherman had this storm prediction pretty much right on. Some snow here, but lots more south of here. The temperature has been falling steadily since early Monday and sits around 10F this Tuesday morning. Tonight is predicted to be even colder, with Wednesday morning around 0F. When the wind calmed down Monday evening ice started to form quickly. Unless we get an extended warm spell, boating out of the marina is over for this year.
The last handful of cottagers pulled their boats from the lake Saturday and the parking lot count fell to zero for the first time since April 28th. Also chipped the ice away from the lake depth indicator and removed it from the lake. On the flip side, the snow depth pole is now visible in the lower roadway webcam. The only vehicles in the parking lot this morning are snowmobiles ready for the season. Time to think snow.
Started to put up Christmas decorations around the lodge over the weekend. First scheduled Christmas gathering of the season here is November 30th.
Lots of wildlife around these days. Two separate flocks of turkeys are walking around with the combined total being about 60 birds. And a handful of deer browse the parking lot and lawn daily.
The Tall Pines Rally is November 22 and 23. There was an announcement that the final stage of the race is moving from just south of Bancroft to Hastings Highlands on two new sections of road. This from the Rally website: A new addition to the usual roads, Cross Country and McDonald Mine Roads close out the rally. Just north of Bancroft in Hastings Highlands, the stage runs twice back-to-back. Arrive by 9:15 pm to see the final action of the day. The Rally is still looking of crew volunteers too. A fun way to get involved with the event.
460 Limerick Lake North Shore is still on the market. The price has just been reduced to $249. Wish I had the funds to buy it myself at that price.