Our hosts for the weekend, Ron and Carole, have been camping for many years. They have the greatest cabin! The view was beautiful. It was warm Heated with a big old wood stove and they even have an oil furnace back up. There’s a kitchen, two bedrooms and indoor facilities… hey you don’t think about it but when you really need to get up in the middle of the night to go to the washroom, it’s nice not to have to get completely bundled up, throw on boots and trundle out to the outhouse. Believe it or not, I didn’t even think to take a picture of the great cabin. I guess I’ll have to go back 🙂
I wish I had the words to do this weekend justice. We arrived and immediately set up the food, heat and kitchen. Within an hour, we were done with the chores and had the rest of the day to relax and enjoy. Since the weather has been extraordinarily mild here, there was very little snow. We entertained ourselves with the Grey Jays – also known as Moosebirds: He wasn’t sure if we were friend or foe at the start, but soon decided that food was a great gesture of friendship.
We decided to head over to Island Lake but had to stop and help a couple who had been stranded on the roads over night – they were fortunate that they were well prepared for an emergency:
After helping them, which required us to travel over frozen mud rutted logging trails for 24 kms, we were finally on our way to Island Lake. A beautiful spot: This shot was late in the afternoon and the long shadows from the setting sun looked beautiful over the frozen water. The ice thickness still isn’t safe. Global warming.
It was a wonderful trip and one we would love to make again soon. Thank you, Ron and Carole, for your generosity and hospitality.