With this being my first summer working here, every guest is new to me and you never know what each new group will bring. This week seemed to be 2 things. Kids and CPAP machines.
First let's talk about the kids. Within 30 minutes of arriving to camp, they were swimming in the water. It was great to see them all getting along and playing together. If they weren't swimming or fishing, they were playing games on the grounds or board games at the dock. They also LOVED the hammocks!! They would have political debates, spin in circles or just hang upside down in them for hours!! I believe some parents are going to be talked into buying some hammocks when they get home!
Now to the CPAP's. There were 5 in camp this week!! Nick, Rob, David, Ray and Doug gave the solar a workout and needless to say, it got drained and shut off quite a few times. The funny thing was that you knew when the solar had shutoff because you could hear the snoring getting louder and louder. I guess when coming to a place as remote as this it's makes the normal daily routine type of things seem a little bit harder but that just adds to the grandeur feeling of this camp. And really, a good nights sleep helps everybody out. So I guess the answer is "to sleep".
This weeks tournament I believe has been our closest contest to date. 16 boats entered and 15 brought in entries that were all close in scoring. Fish measuring begins sharply at 3pm. Mike Hall and Dean Siglin got back to the dock around 1ish. After being asked if, "they were that sure of their fish that they didn't need any more time on the water?" They responded with, "well, we think we need this time to get our victory speech ready." That got a good laugh out of Nick and sure enough wouldn't you know it but the two of them ended up winning the tournament! Well there wasn't a speech but a lot more laughs. Great win guys!
|Wheaton helping to churn the ice cream|
|The Winners - 260 points|
This was a great group that was nothing short of helpful. There were 16 boats to portage in on Saturday and everyone was ready to help. Jonas and his brother Andy helped Nick and I on almost every boat and really made those 16 feel like a lot less. One morning when a boat had to be portaged, Andy was eager to volunteer to go with Nick to help pull the boat out at 6:00am. When Nick and Jody got back late Tuesday afternoon after a full day away on a town run with a boat full of groceries and supplies, the entire Moose cabin was at the dock unloading the boat. It was extremely helpful to say the least. On boat washing day Nick and Jody went to meet Nick's family to get them into camp which left only Brenden and I here to wash all the boats. No worries though as Jonas, Andy, Mike, and Dean were happy to help us and make the afternoon fly by. There was a lot of great advice given to us this week about the solar, the batteries, the minnow tank, etc. from a number of people and it was all extremely helpful. We can't say enough how much we appreciate all of the help from everyone this week!
The water here continues to drop as we still haven't had any significant amount of rain. Nick and I had to space out the portage ramps a little to keep both ends in the water. Hopefully next week brings the rain it is promising, but you never know with the weather here in Canada. It has a mind of its own and I don't think it likes to be predicted!
It is really awesome to learn a little bit about where our guests are from and what they do back at home and we all love hearing their stories. I'm looking forward to the weeks to come and each new batch of people that will bring new stories and supply us with some entertainment out here on "The Rock."
|Brenden going outhouse fishing for sunglasses|
|Nick's first attempt at paddle boarding. He's a natural!|