A wild day on Friday. The heat and humidity built during the day reaching a high of around 84F by mid-afternoon. A gusty south-east wind had the lake as choppy as it had been all summer. The first wave of storms passed by around 3PM and the second wave around 5PM. Power was out from 3 to 4 which is barely a blip around these parts. Saturday is starting out with sunshine and a brisk, chilly north wind. The mercury is in the low 50F range. 180 degree opposite of Friday. Looks to be a beautiful weekend though. Lots of sunshine, the north wind will continue, and temperatures will moderate each afternoon. Typical for this time of year. It is looking like either next weekend or Thanksgiving weekend will be the peak for fall colors. Lots of trees are changing now, but definitely not peak yet.
The fall draw down of the lake started on Monday the 17th. It was down about 5 inches by Thursday, but the heavy rain has it back up 2 inches on Sunday. The lake typically drops 14 inches in about 20 days. Could be a little slower this year.
The Bancroft Fall Studio tour runs this weekend and next. A great opportunity to meet local artistic talent and see their work in their studios.
Quinte Bass had a beautiful but chilly day for their tournament on Saturday. Winning stringer was 5 bass weighing in a little over 14 pounds. The big fish was in the 4 to 5 pound range. Not bad for fishing on day with a cold front passing through.
Next up is Hawgtown Bass having their tournament on the 29th. They have been here previously and are returning this year to have their season ending tournament.
Still plenty of plumbing anti-freeze available in the marina store. We have the better grade of -50C in full 4 liter jugs for $5.31 per jug. This compares at $6.99 at the local auto store.
Limited broadband service is available for cottages between 418 and 471 Limerick Lake North Shore. $200 installation and for the rest of 2018 the service is free. Did the first installation this week. Service will be $300+HST for 2019. The speed is around 2Mbps now.
We will be back at the fall ATV and snowmobile show in Toronto this year. There had been some concern that the subsidy by the Ministry of Tourism for operators such as myself was going to be eliminated, but it is continuing, making the show quite economical to exhibit. Booth number is 2628 on a corner among the OFSC clubs and accommodators in Hall 2. Always like having a corner booth.
Very little to talk about on the real estate front. Everything except #310, water access in Greens Bay has sold.