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.
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).
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!