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,
Glad to see you have Safely made your way home for the summer months.ReplyDelete
Hoping the Black Flies are not an issue.
Be Safe and Enjoy!
It's about time.
Thanks. No black flies yet but the midges are swarming, very annoying but at least they don’t bite. We hope you and Kathy have a good summer as well.Delete
Jason is going to town on the lake property. What are his plans for it?ReplyDelete
Always good to hear of travelers home safe.
Jason and his lovely wife Leah are planning to build a home on the property, and perhaps converting the Little White Cottages (already on the property) to Air BnB units. The previous property owner enjoyed the natural setting, no power, water, facilities of any kind, rarely cut a tree, and spent a month here every year. It is vastly different from then, but after the house is built and the grass is planted, I'm sure it will hold a beauty of it's own.Delete
Nice to be back to a routine. I didn't realize you both did some work in the summer too. Nice!ReplyDelete
It is nice to be back to our routine, and yes we both do a bit of work. It gets us out and about. Keeps us out of trouble. LolDelete
Sounds like you and Riley will be busy this summer. Appreciate any new posts you can make of your summer home.ReplyDelete
We plan on being a bit busier than over the winter. Thanks Sue.Delete
Sounds like you are quickly settling in. I have a question is that the young old couple or the just old couple? 😊ReplyDelete
We are getting settled. The old couple. I've chatted with the daughter of the other couple, I think I'll be back there as well.Delete
I never knew what you did in the summer. Sounds interesting. Yes we are one of the stragglers but will be home tomorrow we hope. Keep giving us little snippits when you can because its nice to see what the snowbirds we know, do in the summer.ReplyDelete
Welcome home!! We need something to keep us out of trouble and so a little work here and there is a good fit for us. It's mornings with a couple of private jobs a couple of afternoons. I still have lots of time to putter here at home and spend time helping dad if he needs anything. WE visit family a bit and just enjoy the peace. It's nice that MOST of the winter travellers are home safe and sound.Delete
Thanks for the post from your summer home! What a muddy mess. Do you have morel mushrooms up there? The terrain looks like it might support them. It sounds like they are glad to have you and Riley back home!ReplyDelete
You are welcome Jim. We do indeed have morels here on our rock. I haven't been out looking yet but I was thinking this week might be a good time to take a peek on the rock behind us. It is a bit muddy but when the rain stops I think it'll be a bit dusty, so I think I'll enjoy the mud. Lol. I think folks are happy to see us, either that or they fake it very well. LolDelete
Wow ... I could live there. Looks like lots of good firewood to me. Beautiful in spite of the rain.ReplyDelete
I will try to remember to take a pic of a bit of the firewood around the farm, most of it is already cut, stacked, and housed but not all of it. Both dad and my brother use a woodstove all winter, plus both garages and the Sugar Shack use wood heat as well.Delete
It is very nice here, the rain falls no matter where we are but spring is here and rain the soon will be much less often.
Yep that's muddy, but your place is beautiful! Back to work already. Hopefully you both enjoy what you're doing. My Friends Inn looks beautiful and inviting. :)ReplyDelete
We love it here, it’s quiet and peaceful and eventually the mud will dry up, construction will be completed and all will be green again. We enjoy our little part time jobs. They keep us busy and provide a little spending money, along with filling at least a part of the day.Delete
Welcome home! Such memories for me.ReplyDelete
Thanks. It’s nice to be home. Good memories are always welcome.Delete