Winter is on its way to Wabatongushi Lake! Today we woke up to scattered snow over the ground. After all the work we’ve done around the lake, it’ll be a great night to relax in the Trapper’s Lounge and enjoy a fire!
We’re taking more reservations each day, so don’t delay on contacting us for your preferred date and cabin!
We’ve been very busy this week. As we mentioned last week, we are renovating the left side cabin at Sandy Bay to rent it out in 2020, allowing for groups up to 10 for both cabins. We poured new footings under the cabin and cross-braced it to level out the floor. After that, it was time to get on the roof! We stripped off two layers of old shingles, removed the chimney, and cut out a hole for the skylight.
Saturday was a beautiful balmy day to start putting on the new shingles. It was so warm that we were working in T-shirts. On Sunday, which was quite cooler, we finished up shingling and capping the roof just in time before the rain started!
The cabin still needs interior work done–– we will repair the bedroom walls, install new kitchen and bathroom furnishings, and order new beds. We will also be putting in a larger wood stove to keep you warm on chilly nights!
Stay tuned for drone shots of the new roof!
– Andy & Amy
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We are still at Camp Lochalsh, pulling and cleaning boats and working on projects. New for 2020, both Sandy Bay cabins will be available for rental. The last few years we’ve only been renting the three bedroom cabin. This fall we started renovations on the two bedroom cabin. By next spring, it wont be recognizable! All new footings, new roof, skylight, all new beds, all new kitchen, all new bathroom and a new wood burning stove! Basically all we are reusing is the shell of the full log cabin. This will allow groups of up to 10 people to stay at Sandy Bay. Very private, with a great view of the lake, Sandy Bay is perfect for those Housekeeping groups that want to get away from everything and everybody. Book it by November 15th to get the “early” rate!
Our Fall Kathleen Bay Shore Lunch Site!
Facebook Group & Page
We want to invite all of you to join our Facebook Group, in addition to liking our Page. The Group allows guests to easily interact with one another, sharing tips and photos.
News: 2020 Early Rates Announced (see below) — The days are getting shorter and the nights are getting colder. The lake is deserted with the exception of a few diehard fishermen staying at Camp Lochalsh. Much of the staff has gone south, back to school or family, and we are down to a skeleton crew at Camp Lochalsh. Our days are spent closing up around the lake and doing maintenance. Above photo is from a recent Shore Lunch in Kathleen Bay!
– While traveling up the lake yesterday from Camp Lochalsh to the Isle of Jordan, we all encountered a young bull moose swimming across the middle of the lake. Ryan got some good video of him swimming and then later going onshore:
2020 Early Rates & Discounts
We are booking for next summer! In fact, bookings are quite heavy right now. If you have a specific date in mind for 2020, it would be best to get your reservation in soon. Our “early” flyer is online this year. It will not be snail mailed out as in the past. It’s going live today and you need to act quick to get the discount. Deposits must be received prior to November 15th to get the “early” discount! 6 Weeks Left!
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:
Logo on the Right…
Best for Windows, or with desktop icons along left. Example:
Logo on the Left…
Best for Mac, or with desktop icons along right. Example:
For Phone and Tablets – you can use Either choice. You will move and zoom photo as desired.
And two Screen Ratios available:
16×9 Ratio for…
Most newer Monitors
Most newer Windows laptops
examples: HD types (1080, 720), 1280×720, 1600×900, 1920×1080 and similar
16×10 Ratio for…
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…
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. ]
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…
On home screen, press and hold a blank area on your screen (meaning where no apps are placed), and home screen options will appear.
Select ‘Add Wallpaper‘ and choose whether the wallpaper is intended for ‘Home screen’, ‘Lock Screen’, or ‘Home and Lock Screen.’
From the next set of options, select ‘Photos’
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.
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…
Go to ‘Settings‘ and select the ‘Wallpaper‘ option
Select ‘Choose a New Wallpaper‘ (text above photos)
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.
Select ‘Set‘ then choose either ‘Set Lock Screen,’ ‘Set Home Screen’ or ‘Both.’
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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
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.)
— 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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