THE YEAR 2018 HAS BEGUN!
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January 1st 2018 began in the deep Freeze
with far below average temperature levels. As a result the lake
started to freeze much earlier than normal . As you can see in the
Kathy stands on the snowy bank Jan 2
2018 and to the right a Lake Freighter on Jan 4th
makes it's way north through the channel.
Below are more photos showing how the year 2018 winter on the lake
Above Jan 29 2018 shows a typical LH winter storm
and Jan 30th the next day you see the beach ice while
Above Jan 30th you view Kathy's winter garden through our
back window and on Feb 3 you see one of our Canadian
Ice Breakers clearing the channel of ice as it plows south towards
the St. Claire River to help clear an ice jam further down River.
Feb 8th Brian is in action with his new snow blower and on
Feb 14 the view above is of the beach looking west.
Feb 27th above is the new break wall I constructed last
year mostly ice covered and on the same day (Feb 27th) the photo
shows our front lawn that is showing its exposed green grass.
May 13 Courtney stopped for a visit for the weekend
during a business trip in Ottawa for her employer BC Hydro
Kathy and Courtney pose at
sign for the Reid Conservation Area where we did a spring hike
with the LWI conservation Group
On May the 24th we attended the
annual Blyth Barn Dance
are seen during some Jamming at our campsite
June 20 saw us on a Car Club Car Tour
below beautiful June Sunset as viewed from our beach
On July 4th the Car Club attended an annual barbecue on the river hosted by members Earl and Joanne
Some of the cars are pictured above at the
July 7 During a visit with
Bob and Jane at their cottage on Stag
Island we had the fortunate privilege to attend a performance by
Chris Hadfield's Band that was composed of himself and a few of
his astronaut friends. This was a private performance for his
friends and neighbours on the Island. GREAT MUSIC AND GREAT FUN !
The Band performs above with
Chris in the Background. Missing in this photo was his guitar
July 14 saw the annual Mackinac Sailboat Race
views the race from the stern of "KATALINA'S LEGEND"
July 16 Madi arrives for a 10 day visit and the next day July 17th saw us on a Car Club
Tour to Grand Bend for lunch and theater.
& Kathy at Huron House Playhouse Grand Bend during a Car Club
Madi trys out our old wind surfer as a paddle board. She masters
it well but not so for her grandfather as shown below.
Aug 3 we attended the annual camp out at the Brigden
Country Jamboree. here we spent a couple of days camped out with
friends for the weekend.
Aug 16th we camped out at the Rand farm near Woodstock for
their annual Runway Camp Out.
airplane stopped in for a visit.
During the sailing season every Wednesday evening we view the PHYC
and SYC club race with the sailboats as viewed from from our front
Here a sailboat under
spinnaker approaches the beach.
Aug 21 we departed with boat in tow
for our annual excursion to Killarney.
Kathy and I aboard
Katalina's Legend anchored in Covered Portage
Boat anchored at Covered Portage anchorage and an otter swims
around our boat and is determined to try and board us.
Sept 7th Saw us at the annual Threshers Reunion held at
Kathy and the Lamas have a
Here we see of how excavation was done back in
the days of steam power.
Sept 25th John & Eleanor Arrive
We attend the Petrolia
Victoria Play House presentation and greet the actors after
Kathy and Eleanor enjoying some of the Petrolia
During their stay we took a day trip to the art gallery in
Kleinburg where we also met Ron & Wendy along with Kaley for
lunch and a duo birthday celebration.
Eleanor and Kathy inside the art gallery in Blenheim
Oct 17th Kathy and I
organized the final Car Tour for the year 2018. This colour tour took us to
Walpole Island, lunch in Walaceburg and then onto Florence for
John and Eleanor also joined
us on the Fall Colour Car Tour to Walpole Island
Eleanor is beside the 69 Mercury
graciously lent to us by Earl and Joanne for the Car Club Tour
Above we stop at a
fruit stand for apples etc.
Club Cars follow us behind as we were the lead car.
On Walpole Island this
sign means Stop!
2018 Update Sea Wall Construction continues as shown below.
View of the beach as taken from Katalina's Legend and later Kathy
shows off her Wall Garden with Tiger Lilies in bloom.
Oct 10th Kathy has her last swim in Lake Huron off the Mike
Weir Park Beach along with Betty Smith.
Gardening for 2018
Nov 4 We do a LWI Tree Walk at the Lorne Henderson
Conservation Area in Petrolia.
This fall I fabricated and
installed two more Car Port Windows to keep more of the winter
and Fall Colour on Christina St. Below
We had only12 Trick or Treaters visit us at the door as a result
candy was left over. :-)
On one of
our walks to Canatara Park we spot some colourful Poison Ivy along
Dec 17th we fly out of Sarnia for our annual Christmas
Visit with family in British Columbia. The flight was uneventful
except for one waylaid bag that caught up to us a few days later.
A few photos follow showing the highlights of our stay in the
Upon our arrival, the next day we attend the Christmas Concert at
Barrett's school as you can see above his grade 6 class is
performing. The next few days involved ringette games a visit to
Bowen Island with Rod, Titania and Wilde.
Courtney and Madi show up for their ringette game in their
equipment, They competed in a game against their team and
Courtney's team that was made up of their parents. The kids beat the parents 8 to 4 in the final
We were back to Bowen Island for Christmas Eve. Here we take a
hike in the park located next to the R&T family home. Above as
well, Kathy poses in front of their Melrose Avenue home.
Here we are seated for a polish style Christmas Eve Dinner that
was mainly prepared for by Titania. Delicious it was!! Missing in
the photo was our photographer Kathy.
After dinner on Christmas Eve we went for a family walk in the
neighbour hood to view the lights. The most impressive lights were
at one of the local churches.
Boxing Day we dine again at
the Kirby Home for yet another festive dinner of turkey.
Greg works the day after with a friend on his family Christmas
present, which was a hot tub for their
cabin located on St Vincent Bay. It is
powered by wood for heat. You can see that it looked rather
curious to bystanders when loaded on his truck.
Dec 26 2018 we depart for home looking forward to our New
Years Party at the Sarnia Yacht Club
OF YOU WE WISH A VERY PROSPEROUS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR FOR
After a fun New Years Party with our favourite
local band "BORDERLINE" we begin a new year.
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