What else is new, we slept in this morning. It is so peaceful and quiet here. We enjoyed our coffee and tea and then made French Toast for breakfast.
We had lunch around 1pm and then we went to see what Peter and Janette were up to. Peter was working on organizing his boat and getting it ready for launching. Karen, Janette and I decided that we would walk to the Visitor Centre while he was doing that.
It is about a 2 KM walk to the Visitor Centre. The trail meanders along the shore of the Restoule River.
There is a boat launching ramp.
The Visitor Centre is rather small. Check the schedule as it is only open for a couple of hours and it is not open on Tuesdays or Wednesdays.
There are a few displays and we were introduced to Penelope the Midland Painted Turtle. Midland Turtles are the most common turtles found in Ontario.
On our way back to our campsites we stopped at the trail head for the Fire Tower Trail. I read the fine details, this trail may be more than we can handle. It is a 7Km trail with steep climbs. We will have to think about this one and if we can do it or not.
Back at Peter and Janette’s campsite we got his boat loaded onto the back of his pickup.
Got it as close to the water as we could before unloading it.
We easily carried it to the waters edge and then walked it out alongside the dock so that we could get the motor mounted onto the transom.
Peter got on board and he got the motor started.
And we are off. Peter is very happy with his new boat and motor. We stayed out on the lake for 2 hours fishing. Didn’t catch a thing, not even a nibble. You would think on these Northern lakes that we would have caught something. Anyway, we had fun putting around the lake into the little coves and out croppings along the shoreline.
Here is a photo of Peter enjoying the day.
When we got back to shore, we loaded up the boat and took it back to Peter’s site. Then Karen and I went back to our motorhome and had a spaghetti dinner. After dinner we walked back to Peter and Janette’s site for another nightly campfire and a few drinks. Didn’t see any raccoons this evening, I guess they found better pickings at another site nearby.