Now as we are getting closer to “ICE OUT” on Big Wood Lake and we have the WEBCAM facing the lake, here is an opportunity to stay free at our cabins. AND have a little fun 😉 trying to figure out the day the ice will go out.
💡 How this will work:
Send us an email or add a comment to this post with your guess as to the date the ice will go out. The exact date will be what the Town of Jackman records as the ice out date for 2008. Whomever wins that date, will win a one night stay for 2 (about a $65.00 value :)).
Be sure to send us your email address too so we can get in touch with you. It will not be posted on the comment, but we do need to know it.
You must submit your date before May 1st to be eligible.
The latest it has gone out looks to be on May 19 in 1972.
Now that the weather is getting warm again, I can sit out on the deck in the morning to have my first cup of Joe. The birds have been twitting about making nests and saying hello. On Monday morning, what a treat I had to hear the first sign of the loons arriving on Big Wood Lake. Off to the left, I heard them calling out 🙂 and it was wonderful to hear.
The lake itself is still frozen although much of the shoreline in open so I guess that is enough open water for them make their nests.
The Webcam we posted on our homepage has been a delight to many of our regulars as well as newbies to us and the region. Many have liked that they can see how much snow we have had or can monitor the melting of it. Some simply enjoyed catching one of our winter sunsets. We are really glad that it is doing for you what we wanted it to do.
This week, we are going to move the camera so that the new “view” is overlooking Big Wood Lake. As we head toward “ice out”, we thought you all might enjoy catching the changes on the lake more than just looking at the snow melt on our driveway.:lol: That has to get a bit boring.
We do not know if this will be it-s permanent home either as once the trees fill in, it may need to move again but until the snow melts, this is as close to the lake as we can be. At least you all should be able to see some great sunsets and watch “ice out” as it happens.
SO if you find that there is no picture, well, the camera is in the process of being remounted elsewhere. Bear with us and “SEE” you soon!
One of our guests today said “I think Jackman forgot to get the memo that Spring has arrived” 😆 I believe this is a fact. Driving around town today, I cannot believe the amount of snow we still have.
I took this shot of our front entrance to the office/lobby. Yes, there is a door and an OPEN sign on the door behind all of that snow.
We had a sign up all winter, encouraging guests to use the back entrance because snow always falls off the roof. (the sign is still there on a sled but buried) Until recently, we have done pretty good in keeping the porch and entrance in the front cleaned up. After the last couple storms and the winds, we had to give up. Now, I am not sure if we will ever find our front door 😆
It was 14 below early this morning but now our thermometer is reading 20 but I believe the chill factor is making it feel less as it is getting quite breezy out. A friend of mine in California is going through a hot spell of 90 degrees and when she looked at our webcam today, she said she felt instant cool 😉
Soon we will be looking at the beautiful lake like the guy on the snapshot above!
Although many of our guests LOVED Cabin #5, “”””No Name”””” and told us not to change a thing, we know that it does need to be updated. SO last week, the demolition began. As the walls came down, we found that it was added to about 3 times; a true new englander camp! This does give it character but also makes it very long and narrow.
Although we have some of our own ideas on it, we thought we would ask you, our guests, as to what you would like to see in this cabin, or if anyone out there is creative or an architect and has a thought, bring it on! We would appreciate the input.
The basic outline of the structure is below. We are at a point that we can do anything to it except move the toilet, which is the bullseye on the drawing. It-s location is about 7 feet from the front (lakeside) of the cabin and about 3 feet from the wall. We want to make this a 4 maximum cabin, perhaps using a futon or daybed set up instead of twin bunk beds. If you have any thoughts on it and want more information on dimensions or size of needed items, send us an email.
I did find a site through Better Homes and Gardens that makes it fun to design. Go to this link and give it a try. If you come up with an idea, send us an email.
Our webcam is now live. Go to our homepage at [url=http://cozycovecabins.com]Cozy Cove Cabins[/url] to get a sneak peak at the happenings here.
The only view you have is on our driveway, cabins 3 and 4 and in the distance you can see Big Wood and the mountains behind that. Eventually, we plan to mount this closer to the shoreline. SO over the next few months, depending on when the snow melts 😆 , the cam may be moved to different places.
We are not able to transmit a continuous video at this time but it takes snapshots every few minutes. We are still in the process of adjusting the timing and fixing some technical problems. For example, if you use IE (Internet Explorer) you will have to clear your cache to see the change in times. Works well though in Firefox. Also, we have chosen to turn it off at night since in general there is nothing to see anyhow.:idea:
We hope that this helps our guests see what-s happening here at Cozy Cove!
Ever since we came to Cozy Cove Cabins, our families have been telling us, “”””you should get a webcam so we can see what the weather is doing or watch ICE OUT or see the lake…”””” etc. Then our guests started asking us for the same thing.
So finally, we listened and we have a webcam. The camera is not set up outside yet nor is it accessible to anyone yet but it is all in the works and will be available soon. We have some bugs to work out with connecting it to our website plus we may need to wait for a weather change to secure it outside.
The picture above is a snapshot from the video camera taken this morning. It was snowing really hard at that time plus it is looking through double pane glass window (it is set up in our house) so although it looks pretty dark, it is not a bad picture.
We will let you all know when the webcam goes live ❗
Today, Steve turns 50, which when you think about it, he is a half a century year old 😮 😀 ❗ ❗
Remember when 50 seemed old to us? It really does not anymore.
Happy Birthday my dearest ❗
Below is a shot of a family who came to Cozy Cove for their Christmas holiday. What fun the kids all had sledding down the hill and everyone being together. This is what Christmas is all about. Being around those you love and sharing the time together. Best wishes to everyone this holiday season!
Well we had another beautiful couple take their vows here this summer… John, Jen and their son shared the moment together on August 24th.
We truly wish the best for the 3 of them ❗