Happy Summer to everyone and an extra congratulations to all the kids out there who graduated from high school and are on to new and exciting adventures this summer.
Speaking of new and exciting, we would like to welcome back our summer staff and extend a warm welcome to Olivia, Nikola & Gabe who have joined the crew here for the summer. They are excited to meet everyone over the weekend!
Leah had a great weekend a couple of weeks ago at the Peterborough Dragon Boat Festival. She would like to thank everyone for their support and well wishes. As always it was a great event! And as you might enjoy a glass of wine or two at the cottage over the coming weeks, keep in mind that she is very happy to continue collecting corks for the cause!
Swimming Lessons start back up on Tuesday with Lori Harper. She will be here Sunday from 9:30-10:30 for in-person registration or you can contact her for more info or to register at 705-657-9128 or firstname.lastname@example.org. She is also running First Aid/CPR courses and the boating license course through the summer.
Starting today, we are back in summer mode, open 8am-8pm 7 days a week. Aside from a little blip this afternoon, it has been a beautiful week and is looking to be a spectacular weekend and week ahead. Enjoy and see you on the weekend!
What a beautiful day! But oh how the bugs are loving it because it is still soooo wet up here and the ground really soft. The blackflies are rampant and the mosquitos have made their annual debut. Looking for a less potent bug spray? Try a 50/50 mix of listerine and water. If it’s not working, make it a bit more potent. We have a big spray bottle of it here in the shop to try and make life in bug world a bit more tolerable.
We don’t have much new to report here, so we thought we’d give you an update from the other side of the world. Heather is doing really well in Australia. It is so hard to believe that she has been there for over 2 years. We had no doubt she would adapt and figure things out with ease, but she has exceeded all of our hopes! After spending about a year and a half in Cairns, she moved to Brisbane where her and Ryan both got jobs at the Australia Zoo. Heather is working in the primarily with Native Australian Mammals (mostly Dingos) and sometimes gets to work in the Africa section. Ryan works with the reptiles, and even got to help transport a crocodile during filming of Crikey with the Irwin Family (the shows air on Thursdays at 9 on Animal Planet). We miss her but know she is having an incredible experience there and are grateful to have our nephew in the same country at least.
UPDATE: WE ARE UNABLE TO PUMP PROPANE FOR A FEW DAYS DUE TO A LEAK.
The end of May already! How did that happen?
As you all know, its been a cool and wet season so far and the blackflies are thoroughly enjoying the conditions. We’ve started to see some mosquitos out too, so if you’re planning on outdoor gardening or general cleanup, it might be worth investing in bug jackets. We’ll need some good, hot days to clear the blackflies, and its only just the beginning for mosquitos.
Ryan has been keeping more than occupied getting everyone’s docks back to their cottages, and building many new ones. We are so glad that we were able to get so many of our docks replaced by him this year. For those of you who read our post from April 5, good news! They are almost just as stable in the water as they were on the ice!! If you are thinking it might be time to replace yours or would at least like to get some ideas for replacing it in the near future, contact us or Ryan and we can get the ball rolling for you. They are designed to suit your individual needs, built entirely by hand, and are built to last!