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Summer’s Coming

28 May

Two weekends ago, my ‘crew’ went to the cabin to put the dock and boat lift in the lake. This annual ritual took place several weeks later than in previous years due to the hard winter and late ice out. It usually takes a few hours to get everything in the water and leveled up. This is followed by general back-slapping and high-fives indicating that no one drowned in the process. Cold drinks and hearty meal celebrate the coming of summer as the boats are now in the water and fishing can begin in earnest.

 

Putting new section on the dock.

Putting new section on the dock.

There were several twists to this year’s event. We added a new section to the dock. The expansion was necessary because the CEO bought me a new toy (i.e. boat – not pictured).

Dock and lift in their new locations. Time to go fishing!!

Dock and lift in their new locations. Time to go fishing!!

And, we put it in a new location to provide the clearest view of the lake. In addition to the view, the change of location made for easier set up. The water is more shallow in the new location, which means I don’t have water splashing over the tops of my chest waders. Water temperature of 48 degrees F can make for a chilly experience if it gets inside.

Now that the work is done, fishing, writing, and general R&R become the priorities! Yes, in that order!

 

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Posted by on May 28, 2014 in Other Strangeness

 

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9 responses to “Summer’s Coming

  1. change it up editing

    May 28, 2014 at 7:44 am

    Here’s to the start of a fantastic summer for you, Dennis! We’re looking forward to reading a few wild fishing stories!

     
    • Dennis Langley

      May 28, 2014 at 8:15 am

      The nice thing about fishing stories is, most of them are fiction anyway! Well other people’s are. :-)

       
  2. Jade Reyner

    May 28, 2014 at 10:38 am

    I am fascinated to read more of your fishing stories Dennis :-) Seems like a good job done by all. :-)

     
    • Dennis Langley

      May 28, 2014 at 10:44 am

      Well the foreman (me) messed up and we put the boat lift too far into the lake. So we will need to drag it back about a meter or so this weekend.

       
      • Jade Reyner

        May 28, 2014 at 10:50 am

        Aww shucks… and I was so nearly impressed ;-)

         
      • Dennis Langley

        May 28, 2014 at 10:54 am

        It still works, it’s just not quite were I want it. I’m such a perfectionist. :-)

         
      • Jade Reyner

        May 29, 2014 at 5:40 am

        Me too :-)

         
  3. Matthew Wright

    May 29, 2014 at 5:22 am

    Looks like you’ve got a fabulous summer lined up! And fishing and writing definitely go together! I have three things to say about that: Zane Grey, Bay of Islands, New Zealand.

     
    • Dennis Langley

      May 29, 2014 at 10:47 am

      Thanks. Good author. Haven’t read it…yet!

       

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