Thursday, May 28, 2009

Black Fly Report

Well it's hard to comment on the black flies. They don't come out so much in the rain. They just stay home and breed! So we should have a new crop by Tuesday or Wednesday.

It's been pretty crappy for the last couple of days but things are supposed to look up for the weekend. It will be nice to see the sun after a few days of rain and cold.

I have some very amusing ATV pictures of some diners from the long weekend among other things. The are safely stored in the computer and I don't know how to get them out and into the blog site. So sorry guys you don't get your 15 minutes of fame this month. One guy found an old life jacket on the trail and was wearing it. In view of all of the rain that weekend it was quite appropriate. The other group behind them were from Barrie and Bancroft and just wanted their pictures taken not to be left out.

Not too much has happened for a while (if you don't include the dump on fire). It's been pretty slow the last couple of weeks. So if some one wants to come up and do something crazy I would welcome the excitment.

The diner keeps me busy but it's just a little quiet.

We are still continuing with the music on Saturday nights from 6 - 9 now. It seems we can all stay up later when the days are longer.

Hope we see you soon.


Thursday, May 21, 2009

Long Weekend Happinings

What a cold and nasty long weekend. Nice to see lots of people back for the season. Lots left early and why not.

I have been asked to update for the next while with a black fly report. Well I was outside today with a contractor and I have a report.

They say "Send more ATVer's the last ones were delicious!!!!"

No kidding the bugs are hungry and plentiful. Unless you are out in the wind you're lunch.

This really hot weather will bring the little buggers out big time. So maybe if it keeps up it will kill them off too.

I went leek picking this week and got loads. A big batch of leek a potato soup has gone over really well this week at the diner. Now if you eat enough leeks the flies will stay away from you but then so will every one else.

Not much happening this weekend so the weather should be great.

I will update with the fly report for Rob from Peterborough.

That's it for now.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

The long weekend all ready?

Well for a quiet time of year the weeks are sure passing quickly.

With ATV Mud Runs three weeks in a row plus our annual paddle your fanny down the creek there always seems to be something going on.

I could barley walk after the High Country ATV run but it was fun. I would have been nicer if it hadn't rained at the end. Same thing with the diner run. Thanks to all that came out. We had a good day even though the turnout was small. But it was fun after all.

Our annual canoe trip down the Papeneau Creek this year was a great success. A record number of canoes this year and the rain had to spoil an otherwise great day. It is so nice to see so many young people hang out with all of us oldies and have a great day. This is the first year that I did not flip my canoe and it wouldn't have mattered. We were so wet from the rain who would have noticed. The water in the creek was warmer than the air so a flip would have warmed me up. It was kind of Jimmy B and Dwight to have a roaring fire at the last stop for us.

The long weekend is fast approching. I'm looking forward to seeing all of the familiar faces back for the first time this season. The flies are just starting to get hungry. They haven't been too bad up until now, but I can see them licking their lips through the window every time I look out.

We have a good music this weekend so if you are around on Saturday evening drop into the diner and stay for a while.

Nothing too serious to whine about this time. As long as the sun is shining it's all good.

Have a great long weekend.