Monday, October 31, 2011

Looking north across Trout Lake from Mr. P.'s spread.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

I just took this at 8:25am from our lower deck, just after sunrise. The heat of the lake is leaving in the form of mist.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Looking west down Main Street at noon hour yesterday.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

We had a herd of deer visit us this morning. There were 5 in total - 4 in the photo and 1 ambled up the driveway.

Monday, October 24, 2011

On Friday we took the Fortuitous out of the water for the 2011 season. It's always more fun doing the opposite in the spring!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Here I am yesterday after our dock extraction. We took out 5 docks, a new record - take that Tim Horton's!
The Ice Marshall and Killer mug it up, pretending they have the last beer after dock #2 removal.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

It's a beautiful fall day - and it's dock removal day here at the lake. First we take out Franklin's dock, then Walpole's, then ours and finally the Simmons' dock. After all that we'll need a beverage or two.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Last day of 2011 with the Fortuitous in the water. Summer is over as today we took the Foruitous off the lake. There's a lot of cold and snow between now and when we launch her again.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

The view from the hot tub a little while ago as I toasted myself with a Dortmunder beer at the exact moment I turned a year older.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Bud Light photo op from a couple weeks back when the trees still had leaves on them.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Lake weeds - these will be dying off soon as the lake temperature plummets.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Sunny and Marsha relax on the Fortuitous a week or so before Marsha's "big break."

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Marsha in "Command Central."

Friday, October 14, 2011

Very nice stone work on Nipissing University's Monastery wall.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

From our Trout Laker Shaker #3 on Oct. 1, Peter Cliche on dobro.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Here we are on Monday on "Mystery Bay" just off the Butcher's and G.A.W.D.'s compounds looking north towards the flat hill on Four Mile Bay. What a FABULOUS weekend, at least as far as the weather was concerned. Marsha would agree with the weather, but her broken ankle and subsequent repair surgery sure put a damper on things for her.

Monday, October 10, 2011

I took this photo this morning, just after sunrise, not very long ago, actually.

Saturday, October 08, 2011

The "Butcher" had boat problems this week, so we had to tow him down the lake for repairs and an end to his boating season.

Sunny maintains watch as we tow the Butcher's boat down the lake yesterday afternoon. It was a fabulous day to be on the lake - T-shirt, shorts, flip flops, +25c, in fact so warm we went topless!

Friday, October 07, 2011

Here we are on the "viewing cliff" at the west end of the flat hill on Four Mile Bay of Trout Lake. The view is WSW looking over first, Four Mile Bay; second, One Mile Bay; third, Delany Bay - all part of Trout Lake; fourth the city of North Bay; fifth, Lake Nipissing; sixth, the Manitou Islands; seventh, The Goose Islands (hills on the lake); and eighth, the far shore of Lake Nipissing and the start of the French River - all essentially the Samuel de Champlain fur traders' route of the 1600s. Oh yeah, and a few fall colours as well.

Thursday, October 06, 2011

Look up, look waayy up ... on our Sunday hike up the flat hill to the high cliff with a view to the French River, we went through an amazing grove of old mature maple trees. These giants are HUGE - almost 1 meter in diameter and +/- 30 metres tall!

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Another Monastery pond reflection.

Here are a few more fall colour photos from a week or so ago. The colours are starting to reach their max, with the winds starting to knock the leaves off the trees. Still lots of green in the forest; though, the green leaves are mainly poplar, aspen and birch - they''ll be yellow soon.

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

We had a great time at our Trout Laker Shaker #3 on Saturday night with Peter Cliche and Jim Harney - great friends and great musicians!

Monday, October 03, 2011

We went for a "restorative" hike in the bush yesterday - a beautiful fall day. This view looks over the forest towards Quebec.

Saturday, October 01, 2011

Fall Fall Fall - October starts with cool weather, but then warms up ...