Monday, May 31, 2010

Relaxing weekend. . .

We've spent part of most days on the lake. It really has been great weather. The weatherman, however, is a real scrooge. He has predicted thunderstorms/scattered showers every day, but it just hasn't happened. I think every day there has been a brief shower lasting no more than 5-7 minutes and so little rain that very little got wet. This morning at 5:30 we actually had more of a shower, but by the time most people were packing up to leave, everything was dried out.

These pictures were taken the other day when we were out. The dock in the pictures is Wisdom Dock.

The family across the creek left and what a mess they left. The kids had played in the creek and left trash in it. The adults seemed unconcerned about it. We waited until they all left and Terry and I went over with a trash bag and picked up the trash in the creek and throughout the ten campsites they used. One guy left seven empty 2-lb propane cylinders sitting on the picnic table. Now, what was he thinking? I know. . . let someone else take care of my trash. I put the trash bag on a picnic table and intended to report it to the management. As it was, a group of workers came around to clean the sites, so I talked with the fellow in charge. He thanked me for picking up the trash and said he would certainly report it to the management. There is just no excuse for such poor manners. I was really surprised by this group.

We went out this afternoon and went to Wisdom Dock. We browsed around their store and then decided to head over to Eagle Cove to see if our friends were here. We didn't expect them to be here yet, but needed an excuse for a drive. As we turned the boat and headed toward the Cove, we saw a wall of water raining down on the lake. It is pretty cool to see, but not too cool to be caught out in it, so we turned tail and sped toward the main body of the lake. We took the cut through behind Trooper Island and headed up the Obey. When we saw the rain, we were probably 15 miles from our dock. But anyone who knows this lake knows it can be stormy in one place and sunny and calm in another. We encountered no ill wind on the way back although we had a black cloud over us and at one point raindrops were spitting at us. I closed the cuddy hatch and we continued our journey back. As we got closer, the wind was picking up and there were whitecaps on the water. But we were only a mile away and we made it into our slip safe and sound. By the time we got back to our camp, the sun was out and we never did have any bad weather.

The camp pretty well cleared out as most people were just here for the weekend. There have been others come in today. So we have neighbors on either side of us, but no one across the creek. So we have privacy once again.

Till next time. . .

Dale

2 comments:

KarenInTheWoods and Steveio said...

Glad you made it back in time before any storms hit!

Why do people think others should clean up their messes? Last weekend even along a pristine wilderness hiking trail, we found a lunch bag, two water bottles and a can of pringles setting there like they were waiting for a servant to come pick them up! Why not carry it out with you when you carried it in? So we picked it up. Last thing you would expect on a rugged rustic nature trail. Maid service?

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Karen and Steve
(Our Blog) RVing: Small House... BIG Backyard
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KarenInTheWoods and Steveio said...

Glad you made it back in time before any storms hit!

Why do people think others should clean up their messes? Last weekend even along a pristine wilderness hiking trail, we found a lunch bag, two water bottles and a can of pringles setting there like they were waiting for a servant to come pick them up! Why not carry it out with you when you carried it in? So we picked it up. Last thing you would expect on a rugged rustic nature trail. Maid service?

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Karen and Steve
(Our Blog) RVing: Small House... BIG Backyard
http://kareninthewoods-kareninthewoods.blogspot.com/