I am not sure why but the sunsets this week have been incredible. Personally, I think it is related to the solar eclipse coming soon.
I, as well as many guests here at Cozy Cove Cabins and in town, have captured the most amazing skies and sunsets over Big wood this month.
This one I took from a “secret place”. Friends took us out for an evening ATV ride and from this point, we could see all of Big Wood Lake, something I had never seen. It was awesome.
What a great day by the water today. This is a webcam shot of a family reunion, I think 4 generations out there. Sunbathing, tubing, boating, fishing….what a day!
When the group first arrived a few days ago, Russ moved the picnic table seen in the foreground. I had to remind him that he was in direct line with the webcam, so no funny business on the table. I hope he knew what I meant.
SO just good to see a family enjoying each other and all that Jackman has to offer.
Attention hunters! I believe this may be a good year for all.
Our guests this summer are seeing more deer, bear and grouse then reported past summers. A few have told us the Partridge were everywhere! And Bears, mamma, babes as well as one quite large one seen just the other day.And a few bucks reported also, which is not often seen so easily. I think they usually hide behind their women!
They are seeing them out on the ATV trails, hiking and of course, the favorite pastime, just driving around.
Then there are always the Moose, but only if you were lucky to win the lottery.
So make your reservations soon for hunting season 2017.
When the sun is out, I, as most people, where our sunglasses. Do you ever notice how beautiful the sky and clouds look through polarized glasses? Then you take the picture, and it is just not the same. The clouds are not as white or sky not as blue. You all know what I mean.
And yes, I could have gone up and attached a polarized filter to my lens but I took the chance to see what my camera would do. It came out almost as I could see it. Crystal clear blue skies and many white puffy clouds. What a day!
Mark and Karen hoped to get a lot of fishing in this week. Weather was not always cooperative for smooth waters but today is a good day, and there they go! Good luck
As it happens every year, Celie and Kevin participated in the 4th of July parade for Cozy Cove Cabins. This year, it was Fred and Wilma Flintstone in their Flintstonemobile! FUN FUN. They won “Most Outrageous”
Then, after the parade, many of our guests headed down to the shore and had an old fashioned potluck picnic.
Good food, laughs, and the making of many new friends.
After, many of us went up to the town field for the incredible fireworks. Excellent display!
Carol was just sitting on a rock, catching some rays when this cute yellow duck popped up. You never know where you may see wildlife when you are in Jackman.
YEAH! Beautiful warm sunny day and Steve was able to get the dock out. Time to come on up, do a little fishing, sit on the dock or take a boat ride.
What a beautiful day today. The lake water is finally receding and we almost have a lawn agajn. We are still not able to put out the dock but soon.
Our quests this weekend are boating and fishing (one caught a nice 17 inch trout last night) and since our trails opened yesterday, many are out enjoying the ATV trails.
Of course, we are also remembering those lost while serving our country. God bless.
We finally got some warmer temperatures and NO RAIN! I rushed to get the deck boards stained with the nice weather, staining them in the garage, then moving them outside to dry. The staining was not bad but lifting and handling about 55 heavy 16 footers over the 2-3 days was a little tough on the wrists. But I got them done.
As this was going on, We then decided that the lake facade on Cabin 1 needed to be repainted but the shingle siding (original) was so cracked, it will be easier to just take off the old and put up new. BUT before that can happen, we wanted to replace the storm windows for the porch. These are much better, work better and hopefully, snow won’t blow in every winter.
Plus the inside now looks better.
Just some new paint and this will be done. Of course, all of this needs to be done in between guests. Thank you all for being patient with us and our renovations. If we do not get some no rainy days soon, not sure when we will get to the outside work.