Water, water, everywhere…

Hello everyone!

We welcomed our third group to camp yesterday in the midst of some wet weather.  The fish must have been thirsty because we had 18 walleye measuring 20+ inches yesterday afternoon alone.  I am happy to say that all of those fish are on the catch and release board!  We celebrated tonight with a special turkey dinner.  Travis’ uncle Terry from Iowa deep fried two turkeys and we had all the fixings to go with them – including pumpkin pie!

Last night we had lots of heavy rain, along with thunder and lightning.  Lets just say we spent a fair amount of time dodging raindrops as we pumped out all our boats this morning.

In other water news (is that cheesy enough for ya?) we got our first water sample results from our new fancy water system a few days ago and we passed with flying colors.  Woohoo!  You may remember that we upgraded our system earlier this spring to better match what is recommended by Ontario’s provincial health unit for lodges, camps, & outfitters.  We will continue to get the water tested on a regular basis throughout the summer.

This is excellent news for three reasons.  First of all, we can now use water straight from the tap out at camp for everything without any worries.  Secondly, our fancy new water has a much improved taste.  Third of all, we can (and will!) strongly encourage people to leave their cases of plastic water bottles at home.  This will help cut down on our recycling shuffle.  So consider this your official invitation to bring a canteen or reusable water bottle during your stay at Eagle Falls Lodge this summer.

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