Saturday, August 15, 2015

Our last week begins.........

It's been more than a week since I've been able to update our fishing adventures here at the lake.  So this will be a short review of weeks 8 and 9.

Week 8 began with a Verizon Wireless Surprise.....   About Wednesday of week 8 I was doing my routine check of our data usage, making sure that our time on the PC does not exceed our 5GB/month.   I had checked a few days prior around the 4th or 5th of the month and we were doing great at 2.3 GB used and about 9 days to go.   The next day it was well over 4GB.  I had Verizon increase my usage to 5GB.  Next day I was over 7GB.  One the phone with the Verizon technician and while talking to him I went over 8GB and by the time we made changes and everything else updated we were heading for 10GB.   Long story short - Verizon feels that our devise was either hacked or someone got our password.  That means someone in close proximity to this cabin in order to pick up the signal!!!  Scary!

Anyway I'm back.......... and but must say that weeks 8 and 9 even without the Verizon fiasco were not our best.  A family from PA, who visits here every year arrived and were in  4 or 5 of the cabins and the family included about 12 kids, who while good kids, meaning not destructive or nasty - drove us absolutely crazy well into the evening, running through the park, playing basketball in our back yard, and playing outside our door or front windows.  We will definitely stay into the first week of August next year!!!

And the fishing was not much better although week 8 started out pretty good.  Rich hooked onto another 28 inch catfish, over 8 lbs. and our biggest crappie catch - 10 1/1 inches!  That week we tried a few different places to fish, including the Pimple and in the area of Crab and Limestone Islands.

And like all fishermen - we have our excuses for not catching fish!  But indeed the weather stormy and the winds were wicked and the wind direction changed so we could not drift the shallows and....... well you get it.

But there were some "different" boats out one Saturday arriving at the Annual Black Lake Beach/Boat Party.  Music was great!  Wonder if that had any impact on the low fish count that day???  Actually it was a perfect day for fishing and enjoying the view and entertainment.

This past week we took a short day trip into Alexandria Bay, just to wander around in some of the stores/shops, to stop to eat, and to make a quick stop at the grocery store.   Snapped a few of my favorite sites....... the farmland, one of the stone houses that I read about at the museum, and the top photo is of one of the Amish farms, just up the road from where we stay. 

Below are a few pictures of our trip, including a stop at Chippewa Bay along the St. Lawrence River, a few of our favorite shopping places and the North Star Restaurant where we enjoyed a great BREAKFAST at about 1:00 in the afternoon.  Great service, good prices........and check out those dinner specials.  Don't see that in Florida!!

Can't close without sharing a little bit of our weather again.  This was by far our worst storm since we've been here.  You can see the haze settling in over the water. And as the wind changed direction quickly you could see the mud churning and the color changing from blue to gray.   But when it was over there was the most beautiful rainbow ever!   I think that was the first time I ever actually saw the END of the rainbow! 

And so we begin week 10 today...........

Total fish count to date:  707  And I'm catching up!  Rich 330,  Family -72 and Donna 295

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