Wow.

It happens every year:  suddenly we are done.  The work changes.  We go from day-to-day and week-to-week to we’ll be back in six months.  I’m bagging laundry and doing cabin inventories, Steve is pulling and servicing boats, and we’re sealing floors and locking doors.  Just like that…it’s done for another year.

We have a few bodies still in Camp.  Mike and Scott came back with a perfectly beautiful stringer of eight walleyes today.  Bless them for sticking it out!  Since Saturday the weather has been AWFUL.  Monday marked the fifth day in 13 years that we would say was unfishable.  High winds, 4+” of rain and cold nastiness made for a bad day to be a Camp owner!  Betty Ann and George gave up and went home Tuesday:(  The others stayed and were rewarded with a decent day today.  The rest of the week looks promising as well.

I phoned sister Rebecca Sunday night, warning her that we thought I’d broken my foot or ankle. It wasn’t anything romantic or poetic–I’d done it shampooing the carpets in our house!  Gruper iced and Aleved me.  He picked up dinner (you’d have to live here to understand).  I elevated it and prayed a lot that night.  Monday morning brought lots of improvement, and each day has been better.  I am walking like a normal person (I could not bear any weight Sunday evening)!  I’d say I’m 90% or better as I type:)

Our guys were here last week:)  We enjoyed their company immensely and received the shot in the arm to get us through until we are home again.  Jerry takes great pictures.  Here are a few:

andersoneagle3

andersoneagle2

andersoneagle1

andersoneagles

I had an eagle shot of my own right outside our window one morning:

myeagle

and a frog in our window well:

myfrog

and a cat in a hiding place:

myfreyaoninsulation

Back to Jerry, though!  Check out this sunset:

jerryssunset

I think this bass qualified him for a Conservation Award!  I added Mac’s bass, Bender’s walleye and Jeff’s walleye to our page…I think I was remiss regarding Jerry’s bass:

andersonbass2comp

What a pig, Jerry!  Beautiful.

Jeff and Jeff shared their pics (thank you)!  They were here for only four days and figured it out!  Jeff released a beautiful 25″ walleye (see Conservation page).  Here he is with a northern:

scherernorthern

The guys understood the importance of conservation fishing!  They kept perfect eaters and let LOTS o’ fish go!

harriswalleyelineup

harriswalleye

harrispairofwalleye

harrismixedbag

That’s a great mixed bag, guys!

Holes in the sky:

holesinthesky

Harvest moon:

harrisfullmoon

The guys caught great sunsets:

sunsetgreat

sunset4

They played with special effects as well:

sunseteffects

sunseteffects2

Speaking of suns, check out this incredible pic of last week’s sun dog!  Frank did a great job:

frankssundogcomp

Neal and Marji shared two weeks with us again this year (thank you)!  They seem to truly enjoy their time up here.  Marji caught a nice slot northern:

franzenmarjisnorthern

Obviously that’s not Marji.  She’s a bit like me when it comes to big fish with teeth:  let the guy hold it!  She was not afraid of this perch, however:

franzentinyperch

I would have been nervous about these white caps!

franzenwhitecaps

Even if the clouds had silver linings…

franzensilverlining

Marji always gets good moss pics:

franzengreatmoss6

franzengreatmoss

franzengreatmoss2

franzengreatmoss3

franzengreatmoss4

franzengreatmoss5

If you don’t love this red moss, there’s something wrong with you!

franzenredmoss

Here are just some nice scenic pics:

franzenmountainash

franzengold

franzensofttree

I LOVE this water abstract!

franzenwaterabstract

Here’s a nice representation of our “Big 4”:

franzenfourspecies

A splashing duck

franzenducksplash

and a happy Buck

franzenbucksbear

One thing’s for certain, though:  they may have been fishing here but it’s not their jig caught in the tree!

franzennotmyjig

Thanks, Nemar!  We hope to see you next fall…or sooner!

I entitled this pic from my camera “Beer Can Sunset.”

beercansunsetcomp

The only thing prettier on a Canadian fall day…

mygruperwithgrouse

Gruper the grouse hunter;)  Until next time…

 

 

 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s


%d bloggers like this: