Well, it’s sprung in Sault Ste Marie–– barely. It’s been almost three weeks since we snowmobiled in to check on the lodge. It was dead of winter at the lake. Just about everything weathered all right, with only some minor damage from snowload at Camp Lochalsh, so we were lucky. The winter was a hard one, lots of snow and ice all over. At the lake, it was even more brutal than in Sault Ste Marie.
Four of us ventured in, traveling via snowmobile all the way from Dubreuilville. It was no problem getting around the lake, with a good 40″ of ice; there were no thin ice concerns. The first stop was Camp Lochalsh. All looked good there with the exception of a partially collapsed roof on the Crow’s Nest. It’s salvageable, though, without too much work. From Lochalsh, we trekked up the lake to Sandy Bay, then Otter Island. Both locations had no damage. After that we went all the way to Isle of Jordan, then back to Loch Island. It was with much relief when we determined that all was well at those locations, too.
It won’t be long now until we venture in with the staff to start varnishing boats, getting cabins open, and stocking up on supplies. Opening day is May 18th and we have lots to do! For those of you who have not made a reservation yet, we still have some open dates in June, July, August and September! Check with us to see what’s left and we’ll get you in. There is so much in store for this summer!
Here we are looking at the lodge on Loch Island. Not much snow stays on the roofs there due to wind whipping down the lake from the North!
We’ll see you all soon enough up at the lake this season!
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