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Sep2019

Video of Eagle Catching a Fish

Below, our guide Ryan caught this slo-mo video of two eagles the other day with guests… sights and sounds of the wilderness up here!  Make sure your sound is on for the catch…


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Aug2019

Cedar Boat Photo Available for Wallpaper / Desktop Background


We had some professional photography done and are glad to share this unique shot!  A few different options to use  as the background  / wallpaper of your PC, Mac, Phone and/or Tablet. Directions for most devices below the image links section…  And if you have any suggestions for other wallpapers you’d like to see, leave them in the comments down below.

[ 9/18/19: Corrected info to show Apple iMacs use 16:9 ratio… ]


Options for Background Images:


  • Best for Windows, or with desktop icons along left. Example:

  • Best for Mac, or with desktop icons along right. Example:
  • You will move and zoom photo as desired.

And two Screen Ratios available:

    • Most newer Monitors
    • Most newer Windows laptops
    • Most iMacs
    • examples: HD types (1080, 720), 1280×720, 1600×900, 1920×1080 and similar

    • Most older Windows laptops
    • Most Mac laptops and some monitors
    • Most older Monitors
    • All Phones (Android and iPhone) – can move and zoom
    • All iPads and most Tablets – can move and zoom
    • examples:  WXGA, WSXGA, 1280×800, 1440×900, 1680×1050 and similar

Direct Image Links – See below first, if needing directions…



Directions for saving and setting your background / wallpaper image…

  • Windows

    • Save Image:  Click desired link above – Right-Click on image – select “Save Image as…” – note destination folder listed – click “OK“.
    • Set Background:  Open File Explorer – goto noted destination folder – locate the image file (starts with “Loch-Island-Lodge-Cedar-Boat-…”) – Right-Click on the filename – select “Set as desktop background“.
      [ For Windows Touch Screen – To do a “Right-Click” : Tap and hold for a couple of seconds, then releasing to see menu options. ]

  • Mac

    • Click desired link above – on image, hold down Control Key and then Click – select “Set Desktop Picture” near bottom of list.

  • Android Phone / Tablet

    • Click desired link above – Tap and Hold on image – select “Download Image“. (Photo goes to your Photo app / Gallery)
    • Return to this page, then…
      1. On home screen, press and hold a blank area on your screen (meaning where no apps are placed), and home screen options will appear.
      2. Select ‘Add Wallpaper‘ and choose whether the wallpaper is intended for ‘Home screen’, ‘Lock Screen’, or ‘Home and Lock Screen.’
      3. From the next set of options, select ‘Photos’
      4. Choose the last photo from the Gallery, and you will be able to crop/zoom and move it as desired.  Do pay attention to how cloud placement might affect top row icons.
      5. Once satisfied, simply click ‘Done‘.

  • iPhone / iPad

    • Click desired link above – Tap and Hold on image – select “Save Image“. (Photo goes to your Photos app / Camera Roll)
    • Return to this page, then…
      1. Go to ‘Settings‘ and select the ‘Wallpaper‘ option
      2. Select ‘Choose a New Wallpaper‘ (text above photos)
      3. Select ‘Camera Roll‘ and choose the photo in the bottom row. You will be able to crop/zoom and move it as desired. Do pay attention to how cloud placement might affect top row icons.
      4. Select ‘Set‘ then choose either ‘Set Lock Screen,’ ‘Set Home Screen’ or ‘Both.’

Additional External Resources if you are having trouble:


We are glad to share a bit of our wilderness with you.  Has been wonderful seeing new and familiar faces so far this season, and some of your visits are still upcoming!  Please leave any feedback or suggestions for future photo ideas in the comments…
– Andy & Amy

Jul2019

Travel Update for Highway 17 Stops — and some Moose, Bear, Loon Calls and a Fly-In Landing!

See videos, photos and audio below, but first…

New Travel Info for returning and new guests:

Coming up Highway 17 in Ontario from the border, the Agawa Indian Crafts store and gas station is closed indefinitely. This had been a useful stop for restrooms and gas, as it was a mid-point.

For fuel coming North if you don’t stop in Sault Ste Marie, about 42 miles North (just before Agawa Indian Crafts) is The Voyageurs’ Lodge & Cookhouse, with a general store and gas station open until 8:00 pm.  The next gas stations are not for 100 miles until you reach Wawa (141 miles from Sault Ste Marie), with one Esso station along Highway 17 and a few more if you take the turn-off and head into Wawa. The Wawa stations all close at 9:00 pm.

For a midway rest stop with clean bathroom, Keurig coffee for purchase, and a very scenic short walk along the shore of Lake Superior — stop at Agawa Bay Visitor Center & Campground (at the 1105 kilometer marker).  Located pretty soon after you see the blue sign when entering Lake Superior Provincial Park, it’s 85 miles North of Sault Ste Marie.  When driving South, it’s 56 miles South of Wawa, just beyond the first bridge with the metal overhead structure.  Visitor Center is now open 9am – 8pm. Before Canada Day (July 1st, unless it falls on a Sunday) on weekdays the Visitor Center is only open until 5pm.)

Agawa Bay Visitor Center Sign
Agawa Bay Visitor Center Beach
Agawa Bay Visitor Center Beach
Agawa Bay Visitor Center Beach
Agawa Bay Visitor Center Beach
Agawa Bay Visitor Center Deck
Agawa Bay Visitor Center Deck
Agawa Bay Visitor Center Exhibits
Agawa Bay Visitor Center Exhibits
Agawa Bay Visitor Center Lobby
Agawa Bay Visitor Center Lobby

 


— Some of our June Activity up on the Lake…


A swimming Moose, with our guide Ryan out with guests, just recently:

… and Taylor spotted another one just a few days later:


Otter float plane (up to 8 people) arriving for a pick-up into a little headwind:


Midnight Audio (Early June): Spring Peeper frogs “chirping” away, joined by the occasional late-night “group conversations” of seemingly all the Loons around the lake. In person, the calls surround you!


Bear eating grass on the side of the highway to Dubreuilville:


Summer nights are long up here!  Boat coming in about 10:20pm… (though sky is a little darker than photo shows):


Future Blog Posts:

  • Our Shore Lunch, daily serving up fresh Walleye and more.
  • More Details on tips for the drive up through Michigan and Ontario.

We’ve been having a wonderful season so far this year.  Good to see so many familiar and new faces.  Looking forward to those still coming up for a trip this year!
– Andy and Amy

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Jun2019

Last Minute Isle of Jordan Opening!

It doesn’t happen often, but the Isle of Jordan had a booking cancelled and is now open from June 29th – July 6th, 2019. If anybody is interested in this perfect location on the perfect date, call (888) 635-1996 or e-mail info@lochisland.com and we’ll get you in the book!  Don’t pass up this opportunity!  Cabin details here, sleeps up to 8…

Isle of Jordan Aerial View
Isle of Jordan Aerial View
May2019

Ice Out, May 18th Opening is Good

The thick ice (40+ inches) we got this year at the lake is going out finally, and glad to announce that our May 18th opening day is not affected.  We’ve been up here for a few weeks getting the cedar boats sanded and varnished, and preparing things at Camp Lochalsh.  And with the ice now going out, we’ll get up the lake and have both Loch Island and the outpost cabins ready for all of you coming up for our opening week.  Looking forward to seeing you all soon for the start of our 2019 season!

– More photos soon of our activities and prep, but wanted to let you know the good news for now…

The lake and fish await!
-Andy, Amy and the Staff

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