Once again we turned north toward Chapleau ... the fall colours were just getting started.
|Fall Drive North|
We passed Chapleau ... almost there! Then up towards Missanabi ... almost there ... and then finally down the long driveway to the lake ... we were there!
Tina met us at the van. We let the dogs out to run ... and run ... and introduced Tina to Alfie. The lake was calm ... just like a mirror, reflecting the autumn gold of the forest. Ahhhhh. We talked while the dogs played ... both goldens ran to the lake and splashed around near the shore ... no surprises there!
We dragged in all our gear ... the little cabin never changes! Finally ... peace and quiet for a whole week! We were both exhausted, so after a quick supper we watched the sun set ... and then we went to bed.
I headed out in my PJ's to have a look around. Frost clung to the surfaces of every surface! I took this picture of Sydney ... c'mon, don't tell me dogs don't smile! Back inside, Steve started coffee and I started a fire to warm up the cabin.
Jeff and Tina were busy at the outpost cabin, so we did in fact have the place to ourselves. Steve checked out the boat, getting things set up the way he likes them, while I played with the dogs. Suffice it to say that both Alfie and Syd spent the entire week wet!
And that's how the entire week went. The weather was warm and calm, so Steve spent many hours out fishing. Mostly I read ... we have hundreds of books from Steve's mom, she was a huge fan of Christine Feehan, and I had packed the first 5 books of the "Game" series. Not really my style, often violent, but quite interesting storylines ... I read 1 each day. I also spent some time scrapbooking and baking.
When Steve returned from fishing we'd play with the pups. We had a thought to see if Alf would dive from the dock ... ya think? He was like a little kid, running down the length of the dock and flinging himself into the water. I took this series of pictures with my camera on burst mode ...
|Dock Divin Dog - Alfie|
|Syd's not so graceful dive|
We had a great vacation - so peaceful! Before we left, We gave Jeff and Tina a picture of one the sunsets from our trip last year. It was breathtaking!
On Friday night a large party of moose hunters arrived ... long into the night we could hear their generator droning on and on ... it was time for us to leave.
Saturday dawned and it was windy. We had decided to drive along the Superior shore on the way home, and I was hoping for some drama. We stopped in Wawa for coffee and then down 17 into Lake Superior Provincial Park. Initially I wanted to stop at Old Woman Bay, but evidently so did everyone else. Surperior was a little moody, but still incredibly beautiful, and many people were stopping to admire her. So we pulled into the parking lot at Katherine Cove ... we took the dogs out and had the entire beach to ourselves. We didn't dare take the goldens off leash ... the lake was too dangerous. Waves roared ashore, the water an exotic green colour.
|Katherine Cove Lake Superior|