Over the weekend, our guests staying in Jester, told us they saw a mamma turtle laying her eggs by the boats. What a treat for his boys to see nature in action. Dad told me that after the Turtle finished making the nests, she went into the water, turned around, as if to be sure her eggs were OK, then swam off into the lake. He said he took pictures but has not yet sent to me.
Earlier today, we found another mamma turtle laying her eggs. We saw her in one spot digging the hole: just fascinating to watch as she digs the hole with her hind legs. Then we left her alone to give her some privacy. About an hour later, we went back down, she was gone and it looked like she made 3 nests.
Of course, the first one made the nest right by our boats. We put a marker there. And this gal chose to make the nests in the walking path to the water. We chose to mark the areas with yellow tape.
Mother nature will do what it does but at least, the areas will not be stepped on by us.
Snapping turtles lay from 15-50 eggs and they can hatch from about 60-90 days. SO sometime late August or September, maybe we will see the babies running to the water.
Ice out was May 5th this year and with that came the wind and leaving us with really high waters. This photo was taken on today while standing in front of the deck of Cabin 5, Our Best Western.
The water does not seem to want to go away? Clean up this year is not going to be fun.
May 7, 2018
The official ice out date this year is May 5th at 4:30 AM. With all the wind we had on the 4th, some think it may have gone out sooner but no one was awake in the wee hours of the morning. I do not believe we have a winner this year, except for me. LOL
The water levels are still very high.
I am a little late this year getting the contest up and running. Have no fear, you have plenty of time to get you vote in. We have had a really cold winter this year and right now, there is at least 3 feet of ice out there on Big Wood.
The ice out date last year was April 29th.
SO let the guessing begin.
So how this will work:
Choose your date and time then add your guess to a comment on this post. Including the time is a good thing in case multiple people choose the same dates. If the case, the person closest to the time will win. We can only accept one entry per person.
The winning date will be what the Town of Jackman records as the ice out date and time for 2018.
The winner will get 50% off one night when they stay with us 2 or more days or 1 full night free if they stay 4 or more days. This discount will expire December 31, 2018.
The deadline to post your vote this year is 8am on April 20th, 2017.
Please Note: Only one discount permitted per stay at Cozy Cove Cabins and our same discount rules apply. (payment by check or cash, cabin minimum must be met)
Watch our webcam at www.cozycovecabins.com for signs of change.
To add a comment the first time, you do need to register and be approved in order to add comments to any post. With the ice out contest coming up soon, I thought I would post this reminder.
It really is simple: Click on register at the top right of Blog Page. Follow directions using the code ccc2017 when asked. Use a simple PW so you do not forget it later.You will then get an email to confirm you are who you are, then I approve that you are not a bot or a “nonAmerican” and you are good to go.
After this process, you will need to login to comment but you will not have to wait for me to approve you. Unless of course you forgot your password from before, then you may have to re-register.
We hope you visit out blog and add comments as appropriate. Keep it clean and all comments will be posted. Thanks for visiting
Here is a project for you summer folk. I need a photo taken while sitting on your quad.
I have one from a kayak one from a jet ski, and this one from a snowmobile
First one to send it to me….gets a hug. HAHA
When I was standing out on the deck yesterday, I think I may have seen a coyote walking along the shore. Darn cabins were in my way and he wind was blowing so my eyes were watery but it was big grey with a bushy gray tail.
Every year we send out Christmas cards to those of you who have stayed with us in the past. The average is around 800 cards. I can only go back about 3 years so unless you are a regular, and have not been here in awhile, you may be missing this. Plus many come back to me as “Return to sender” or “insufficient address”.
So, if you did not get one this year, we would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Healthy Joyous New Year. Hope you visit with us again.
Tami, Steve, and Maggie
I have too many photos to post but in September, Steve began work on the last 2 exterior walls on Yosemite. This week, he is finishing up exterior and I will finish up interior walls and window trim.
As some may know, it is part log cabin and part add on. SO when he removed all the old board and batten siding, we found none of the logs had insulation and the add on part, well there was insulation but no Tyvec or other barrier. Sometimes we wonder…
So anyhow, we got everything insulated, replaced a couple sills, replaced the windows, put up new siding and trim.
I will get photos into the album in the cabin so if you stay there, you can see what was involved.
Warm days and cool evening, autumn is here and our colors are beginning to show. I know this is one of my favorite seasons as the foliage comes to life with all the colors of orange, and gold, and red. Here are a few from this weekend.
My favorite photography scene is Moose Point Tavern.
The reflections of Hog Island on the lake.
OK no foliage here but this is Sally Mountain/Sally Mountain. A perfect reflection on the water with just a touch of fog along the shore.
As the season progresses, I hope to share more foliage pictures with you. Or check out our facebook page also, as many go there too. See you soon.
It seems we have an Indian summer going on this weekend. The days are clear with blue skies and sunny. The temperatures are hitting almost 90 in the sun but our evenings are dropping into the 50s.
As always, the sunsets have been incredible on Big Wood. This weekend, with the clear skies, just before it sets, it has cast an orange glow right over Hog Island on the waters. We captured Sean taking an evening kayak ride.