Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Fishing this morning

  Out to see if there would be some Whitefish around and guess what I caught a Catfish, first one for me in Gowganda Lake.  I have heard of others recently too.  This one was about a foot long.  I was temped to try and cook him but I sent him back in to his buddies as I had some fish already.
               


Friday, April 28, 2017

Ice may be out tomorrow, maybe

The ice has taken a beating after yesterdays storm.  Wind was very strong put the power out for more than 24 hrs.  Lots of trees down all over.  The big spruce in the back of my yard has been shortend about 16 ft.  Today the wind from the north has pushed all the ice down to the north part of the lake. At the edge it is just grinding it up, it may be wide open tomorrow.


Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Walking Burke L. Edith L. and Dinny L.

Here are some pics taken along the walk.


Saturday, April 22, 2017

Yesterday it just about rained and spitted all day

Got out yesterday for a few more pics some of the water flowing under the bridge at the highway, really starting to melt now.  Went into Burke Lake where the water end's up next.
 Then off to Miller Lake which still has lots of white ice, while walking around the bush there I found a old, old home.  It used to have a bit of cellar and all that's left is a bit of frame work poking out of the hole.  Some logs were used too.





Friday, April 21, 2017

Diabase Lake

  Out to Diabase Lake yesterday wandered around the edge to get our chairs we cached in a tree.  No more walking on the ice so it was a little harder to get to them.  Took a few pics along the way.
  Today more snow on the ground, not on the road.  Tomorrow is supposed be nice maybe.



 

Monday, April 17, 2017

Ice and cool weather still

Today we have snow on the ground again, every day is a surprise.  Edges of the ice have hardly moved from the shore except down by the dam.  A pic looking down south.


Monday, April 10, 2017

Checking out the ice on Miller Lake

Sunday out checking the ice on Miller Lake walked around on the ice not to bad but I'm sure it has gone downhill the last couple of days with the rain we got. Took some pics at Miller Creek at the Mine Road the run off is starting, looks like Spring is around the corner finally


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Saturday, April 8, 2017

Northern Lites March 30, 2017

Out standing on the ice in the middle of the bay to get this one.


Some pics finally

Haven't been posting lately, due to not having a boot kicking you know where, any way here is a start of couple of pics.  A couple of ice fishing pics where we caught a few pike and one travelling along Highway 65 yesterday with the lack of snow finally.



Monday, February 27, 2017

Walking the Bouche Rd

Pretty hard walking with the snowshoes lately.  Take a few steps and the snow collapses every once in a while.  The Bouche Rd. is all plowed out so I take the truck park walk 3km and back to the truck.  Then park as far as I went last time,  Now I'm up near the Osprey Nest going north to the cuts.



Sunday, February 19, 2017

Snow Fleas

On the snowshoes for a couple of days and noticed lots of Snow fleas in the snow, this year they seem to be all over, hadn't seen that many in the snow.  Here is a clip from Google about them and some pictures I took.



They are in the snow everywhere this year.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Finally made it around the snowshoe trail

It's been several years since we were snowshoeing quite often in the winter.  Back then the trail was all marked with flagging.  Since then looking for it took a long time, last fall I did some of it and a bit more the winter.  This week I started from the other end at Hedlund marsh up to McIntosh Lake.  At the lake there was a cut several years ago and all the trail markers were gone, finally finished joining the other end together. This trail starts up Bouche Rd and ends a Hedlund marsh at the road and walk back on the road to Bouche Rd. Here are some pics I took on the Hedlund/McIntosh end.  Next time out will be the first time in along time to go all the way around.



Sunday, January 29, 2017

Finally winter is back, and the sun is shining

Out to the dump today, new rules for the dump only Sundays, and a half day on Wednesday in the AM.  The rest of the time it will be locked up.  There will also be a person at the dump to tell you where to put it.



Saturday, January 21, 2017

Dreary weather, damp, no sun, grey skies

The weather is terrible, had to cancel breaking trail on the snowshoes, lake is full of slush and to top it of we haven't seen the sun for ages.  Tempertures have been around 2-5 °C during the day.
  Not using very much wood in the stove either.  This afternoon I washed the car with the hose and used the chamois to dry it off.  Every time I have been to town I was going to wash the car to get the salt and sand of it and say by the time I get home it will be just as bad.  Now it's clean it will get dirty going into town at least I didn't have to pay for it. 

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Starting to open snowshoe trail

This afternoon I started to break trail on the snowshoe trail.  It's about 5Km. with a walk on the road to get back at truck.  Today I put in about 1.5Km.  This hasn't been used for about 2-3 years.  Last fall I tagged flagging and did quite a bit of cutting, one area hasn't been tagged at all. Hopefully I will keep at it through January if the weather holds. The trail starts at Bouche Rd and ends at Hedlund marsh.



 

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

First update of 2017 weather report


Weather has been up and down for much of January really cold and days like today at -4 C to last week at -20C to -30C.  Quite a bit of snow the last few days, the boat in the picture is now covered over.  Gowganda Lake has 10 inches and snowmobiles have started to pass thru town, the groomer has been out for a few days now.