Fox Harbor Journal 2003
Ok boys, just a few quick photos and that'll have to hold ya' for now.
Saturday, Sunday and Monday June, 2003
Tuesday, June 10 2003
Wandered up into Canada yesterday. Tried the
east shore of the tug channel almost right next to Gater Bay and landed our
limit of nice walleyes. Of course we fished for about 5 hours before they
"turned on". But once they did, we hammered them. More than enough for
a nice supper. Not only that, but I caught the biggest Small Mouth that I've
ever caught. I know it's not that big, but it was a surprise for me.
the way, even though Labradors are the best dogs in the world.. just remember
that after you clean fish, you're going to want to throw the heads and guts all
the way INTO THE LAKE. Because if they're anywhere near the surface, or on
shore, they will find their way back to your front yard. Damn retrievers....
a great, beautiful day on the lake... I wandered over to Lane's place. They've
started construction and were making some noise so I went to say hello. I found
out that Lane already dug a well... sounds like he spent about $13K on it. That
surprises me. I thought he wanted to share the expense. I'll call him and see
what he's thinking. Also, I discovered RC (Robert Carlson) and his brother
Richard (The guy who owns the barge and who built those log cabins over by
Grumpy's) were there working on Lane's place. They were just digging a trench
next to the well so they can tap into it for the house. Also there was Jeff
Gehrke. He's the guide from Flag who is staying at Keith Hyre's place and he's
basially acting as the General Contractor for Lane's cabin.
this is stressful. They announced over the marine band that REA is going to shut
off power for northern Flag in about 15 minutes. I'm trying to get this web site
up.... and Betty keeps putting hot waffles down next to me. I'm trying to divide
my attention but it's not working.... Shit !!
This last shot is a different perspective on FHL. It's taken from the front
of Lane's shore. The near boat is Richards, but the far boat is right where Lane
plans to put his dock. You'll be able to see it from FHL but It's Lane, so
that's OK. If you had to pick your neighbor... Lane would be it.
On a sadder note, they're on the radio talking about what happened a year ago today. I guess the sirens started going off because of the coming rain. They got almost 17" in Roseau, and RC says that the lake came up 32 " in 24 hours. That morning the water level was pretty much where it is now, very low. And within days, the whole lake was three feet higher. Unbelievable.
Ok, gotta' run. Too many good things going on here.
Wednesday, June 11, 2003
the end of the day, after a stop at Grumpy's, Jerry's and a few other local
watering holes, there really no place like home. Don't get worried, Snoot. She's
going to leave the "poker stick" here. You would be proud of her.
Actually understood the subtleties of fire management. A cursory knowledge of
course.... but it's a start.
Hose, you'll be glad to know, that we burned all the old filters... except the ones being held down by carnivorous spiders.
Oh, and a new addition to the joys of FHL... Fire Flys. There's only a few, but they're very bright. Amazing. One even landed inside the bedroom window outside the screen. I can't believe how bright. What a wonder....