A quick drive to Bancroft on Tuesday was made more picturesque by the glistening frost on the ground. Started just north of Madoc and it was quite frosty closer to Bancroft.
Not too much to report from the Monday council meeting. The municipality finally disposed of some old road equipment. They did a great job of maximizing value there. Demolition permits have been issued for a number of the hunt camps on Land Escapes property. No one seems to be sure of the exact status of the camps for this year, but it looks like most will be gone by the fall of 2022.
Turns out that Environment Canada has been watching the Lodge webcams for years. Had an inquiry this week from them asking what happened to the webcams. Pointed the person to the two new ones on the Limerick Lake site and got a nice "Thank You" note back from MECCC.
The lake depth and water temperature instrument was removed from the lake on Tuesday. Hopefully the readings will be able to return in 2022 if I have a "friendly" place to mount the device. The air temperature updates remain live.
Internet service on the lake should be turning into a real business soon with Northern Rural Net taking over the service.
US tourists entering Canada at the 1000 Islands seem to be getting through with minimal issues. It looks like if you carefully follow the instructions on the CBSA website with the proper data entered into the ArriveCAN app things go OK. Be sure to carry your test results in hard copy. The app does not track that information.
South bound tourists look like they will be getting the green light to enter the US in early November. Not sure of the details on what it will require to enter the US by car or the exact opening date yet. Will update that info as it becomes available.
The Limerick chain of lakes are in fisheries zone 15. Lake trout season closed on September 30th. Bass season runs through November 30. As of now, bass season will open on June 25th, 2022. I say "as of now" in that 2022 seasons are not yet official. Lake trout re-opens for ice fishing on January 1, 2022. Limerick is a "one line" lake for ice fishing.