The month of July is ending and soon we will be back on Big Smile. Our anticipated departure from Solomons MD for parts north is delayed about a week due to the delay in shipping of the cabinets from China to the east coast. Washburn’s Boatyard did email some pics today of the newly arrived cabinets and they look beautiful. Can’t wait to see them installed.
The lake has been superb with gorgeous, dry weather and temps averaging in the 80’s. We have had a number of guests including an aunt and uncle, a cousin who had not been here in 22 years and both our kids. We also had the pleasure of helping launch our neighbors sailboat and our friends sailboat all on the same, glorious day. The six of us had not been together since last summer.
Our sunfish got a lot of use in July. It may be small but it’s big on fun.
We also had lots of fun fishing. It is not the same as saltwater fishing from Big Smile but Tara’s boyfriend did catch a 27″ lake trout which we cooked up. The taste of lake trout paled in comparison to the Black Fin Tuna and Cero we caught in the Bahamas. Many smaller, uneditable versions jumped on the hooks but even an unsuccessful day on the lake is better than “a day at work”.
Our friend John came over for a last minute sail to end the month of July. A very unusual sail we had as the wind was from the west which carried us all the way to Anthony’s Nose, a prominent feature on Lake George.
Back to Vermont for several days then down to Washburn’s to pick up Big Smile. We are hoping this years hurricane season remains as serene and problem free as last years.