Another nice fall day on Thursday. Lots of sunshine and light winds. It looks like Friday should be another beautiful early autumn day with the first hard frost predicted for Saturday morning. They say it will be around 25F in the morning the next few days. Growing season will be over around here. Did not even get out of official summer before the temperature falls below 32F. Hopefully there is one more stretch of summer type temperatures before we settle into fall for good. Enjoy the sunshine while it is here.
A reminder that the marina store is now open weekends only. Friday 1 to 6, Saturday 8 to 6, and Sunday 9 to 5.
Also, we still have our lodge room that has been converted to office space with both wired and wireless internet available to rent on a daily or weekly basis. Great way to work or teach or attend school from the lake.
Things are certainly different this year. The snowmobile show in Toronto has been canceled. The organizers tried to present a number of work-arounds to the health officials in Mississauga but they could not get the go-ahead, so have canceled for 2020. My thoughts are with many of the staff members who have been here at the Lodge through the years as lay-offs quickly followed the announcement. They are a great group of folks to work with.
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.