Stanley's Blog

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Off season repairs

We have many people ask what we do in the winter months. Well it takes a lot to get everything back in top shape for the next season.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Wolf running out on the lake.

We were sitting in the house when we watched a wolf come out of the bush and start walk across that lake in front of the resort. I jumped on the snowmachine and managed to get a few shots of this beautiful animal running on the ice. This was a very large timber wolf, and we were suprised to see him out there by himself. Quite often at this time of the year they travel in pairs or small packs.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Where we grow hockey players

This is how we get so many Canadian hockey players in the NHL. We start them young. These are the mighty Mites Jamboree in our little town of Vermilion Bay. The kids are in the 4-6 year old range. Gavan our son is now in his 3rd year of hockey at age 6 and loves it. Him managed to negotiate $5 per each goal he scored in the tournament. He ended up with two goals. The kids are so fun to watch at this age. They fall over like bowling pins, but do have a lot of fun. We don't keep score, and everyone gets a medal at the end of the games.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

John's Wedding

On lucky Friday the 13th of February, our guide John married Lee-Ann in a beautiful ceremony in Dryden Ontario. It was a great wedding with a couple of our guests from the Chicago area, managing to make it all the way up for the wedding (Thanks Don, Lynn, Steve, and Tommy). If you look over John's left shoulder, you may see a face you recognize from a couple of years ago. Cal (dock staff & guide) was John's best man.

For most of us we are not used to seeing John not in his guiding gear....He sure does clean up nice. The happy couple are off for two weeks in Panama enjoying some sun and ........of course... some deep sea fishing!!!

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Thursday, February 5, 2009

Nice day for a ride!

We have finally have gotten some nice weather and it gave me a chance to take the snow mobile out for a ride with my friend. The temperature made it to the upper 20's today, but I swear it felt warmer after going through such a long stretch of frigid temperatures.

Photo #1

We next found a bay that had the snow drifted into it. Scott, my friend, didn't quite have enough speed to make it through.

Photo #2

We made another stop on McGregor Lake next to this magnificent rock face.

This cabin belongs to my neighbor which he uses for his trap line and to run dog sled trips to.

Here is a map that shows our route today.