Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Ou Last Day at Black Lake

Friday was our last day. Tomorrow we'd be heading home.  It was a beautiful day, one of the warmest in a while.  I spent a good part of the day making sure the cabin was clean,  cleaning windows and mopping the floors. No - I would not have done all that had we only stayed a week, but given that we were there a month - I felt it should be in the condition we found it - or better.

In the afternoon we took the remainder of our bait, and headed out fishing for the last time.  We had a couple of minnows, some worms and of course our tackle box with our jigs, spinner bait, artificial worms etc.  But no matter how hard we tried or how long we stayed out - we just did not have any luck at all.   Not ONE fish - well unless you want to count the tiny perch I "snagged" with the jig.  So as it ended, we had just 2 days that we were not able to fish because of the weather.  Rich had 2 days and I had 1 where we caught absolutely nothing.  And the total fish count was 114.  Rich - 69 and Me 45.  Plus what Dennis and the kids caught the week they were with us.

And so, with the grill cleaned, the house cleaned and the fishing done we were tired so we just ordered dinner from Ned's - the general store in town.

Rich had the Stromboli and onion rings and I
just ordered a turkey sub.

Nothing great - but it was better than cooking!

The neighbors had started a campfire, so we decided to go over and join them for our last night.  By the time we got there it was well after nine and really too dark to get any good pictures with my camera.  But I did get one of the moon and the reflection on the lake and one of the campfire.  We met so many nice people while we were here.  Most of them were from New York State or Pennsylvania.  The couple there tonight was from the Buffalo area.  And earlier we had met a family that was from Spencer, NY, a neighboring town to VanEtten where Rich has/had relatives and spent many a day rabbit or deer hunting.   Small world!

It was after 11:00 by the time we called it a day despite having to get up early in the morning.  Neither of us was ready for our time here to come to an end.  The time went by way too fast.    

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