The Hastings County Health Department issued new regulations that take effect on Friday at noon that make it impossible to continue to operate the marina store as we have for the last 14 years. There will be no access to the interior of the store as long as these regulations remain in place. A new, wireless credit card machine was ordered on Wednesday and we will pump gas and make sales out on the deck for a limited number of hours each week. There will be "dock-side" pickup of other items by pre-order or appointment. Check back over the next few days as we implement the changes. This weekend the gas dock to be attended Saturday and Sunday from 10 to 3 only. No customers will be allowed inside the store.
It was a little hotter on Wednesday with the mercury reaching the upper 90F range. Still have not hit the century mark in the 15 years of having the weather station in the yard. At least this time the GTA got pounded by thunderstorms, rather than us. They can live without electricity for a day or two. Looks like two more days of hot weather before a cooler and damp air mass arrives on Saturday bringing several days of clouds, rain, and more seasonal temperatures. Hopefully we get a slow, soaking rain out of it. The lawn and dust on the cars look like late August, not early July.
Limerick has put a total fire ban in place. No fires for ANY purpose. NO exceptions.
Canadian residents of all ages can enjoy fishing in Ontario without having to purchase a license or carry an Outdoors Card for the first two full weeks of July, from July 4, 2020 to July 19, 2020. This is the first time that it is Canadian residents rather than just Ontario residents, and as it says, it runs for two weeks. Conservation license rules apply. (limit one fish per species per person per day)
The launch ramp at the marina has controlled access to the lake this year. After careful consideration regarding the introduction of invasive species it is no longer advisable to have open access for launching boats. Launch ramp hours are the same as the store hours. After hours launch appointments can be made. There is a power water wash station in the upper parking lot (near the Tesla charging station) utilizing Virkon Aquatic viricide for boats that have been in other waters. Boats that have only ever been in the Limerick chain of lakes can launch without needing to be washed. The wash station is easy to use. Having the ramp closed is a bit of a hassle, but the process has met with 100% acceptance. Thank you to everyone for your support to keep our lakes invasive species free. Saturday the 4th was the busiest day for the wash station to date with 7 boats being washed before launch that day.
With increasing health department regulation, rather than them loosening as hoped, the popular licensed event that we have had the last few years is now in jeopardy of cancellation. It had been planned for the evening of August 15, 2020. Derek Morris will be back providing the entertainment. Made sure I got on his calendar early this year. A decision will be made to go ahead with the event on August 1.
460 Limerick Lake North Shore is sold. 310 that had been on the market a year or so ago is back on the market. It is also in the lower $200 range.