Summer Spot, Manitoulin Island, Ontario
Yesterday morning was busy with getting The Cabin cleaned out and almost all of our things put back where they should be now that winter has passed. Another half a day and all will be finished in the settling in process.
|A fungus growing on a tree stump. |
|I would say it was time for this one to come down. |
|Normally that is flat and green, not brush or trees, no mud and muck, just green. |
|Here too, a small road but usually green with no logs, mud or muck. |
Rain last night and again today has put a damper on outdoor activities but there isn't much we can do about it. I did manage a walk this morning after coffee time and with my umbrella I managed to stay mostly dry. Things are changing a lot here in our summer spot since nephew Jason has purchased the lake front property across from the lower gates. He has been doing some serious deconstruction/demolition over there and all of the trees/stumps removed from there have made their way across the road into the pit below us. I'm sure they have a future use but for now they are just 'there', some are limbed, some are not. I have no pictures of the lakefront area but I will get some and post them in the weeks ahead.
|If you look high on the right you can just see the hint of the Igloo in the trees. |
|Can you see us better now? It is raining and dreary today. |
|That little splash of white way up there is the Igloo. |
It appears as if only a few of the bloggers I follow are still making their way homeward, everyone else seems to have arrived safely. I'm happy to know you are all safe and sound, and enjoying the home dirt. Those of you that didn't travel, well it's nice to know you are home and safe and sound as well!!
|It is usually a skinny gravel path, and lots of grass on each side. |
|If we were not so long we could take that road but we are too long to make the hill. |
|Two roads diverged......we took the one less travelled. On the left! The right was just muck. |
The pics today are mostly for myself, they show the mess in the bottom of the pit. It usually isn't like this but oh well, it's a pit, what do you expect?
|It was soft but there is solid limestone under there. |
|It wasn't as muddy as the other road. |
|We eventually made our way to this corner, we headed up that hill to the left. Four wheel lo gear and off we went.|
|Looking back at the road we didn't take due to the muck. |
Things are picking up quickly here, Riley and I both head into the motel tomorrow for our first return day of work this season at My Friends Inn. It is a little Mom & Pop place in the town of Manitowaning ( Man-i-to-wan-ing), a mere 15 to 20 minutes from the ferry terminal. We also return this week to cleaning house for an older couple in the community. She called my dad a few times to find out just when we would be home and to have me call her as soon as we arrived. We dropped in for a visit yesterday while on an errand to pick up our mail and to visit my Uncle and his lovely Bride in the little town of Tehkummah. I see some of you shaking your head.... Tack-a- ma. Pretty easy huh?
|It is a fairly steep climb but it's pretty dry up here. |
|We refer to this as the green. It is about 2/3rds of the way up to the our level. |
|We end up on the same level as the brown crest of the hill ahead. |
|And now you can see us up there. It's much drier up here than down below. Lots of rain over the last few weeks. |
Thanks for stopping by, I appreciate all the wonderful comments in the last post. It's nice to be back and we are looking forward to the summer!! Again, I will try to post a few times over the summer but no promises. Take care everyone.
Until next time...
Take care, stay safe,