Wednesday, September 22, 2010

trip # 12: Crab Lake with Irina, Tuesday, September 21, 2010

For the first time we went to the Crab Lake from our new downtown residence. It took us more than 3 hours to get there via Port Perry and our designated Bite Shop (one dozen of warms for $3.00).
Stayed on our Big Bass Island, where campsite is closed now. It was very windy (South). They promised 22 C for this day and it was when on the sun and without strong wind. Water was cold, so we had no desire for swimming  There were rainy in the morning (we even met thunderstorm on our way there driving by Burleigh Falls). Then clouds were gone and sun shined in full. Closer to our departure at around 6-7 PM another thunderstorm approached and we even saw a few lightnings far away (it was enough though for us to paddle like crazy to reach launching point before dusk and rain). We were in time and put our gear into the the car successfully. The moon was full, but was closed by the clouds soon.
Two small basses was our catch. We were back at home at 10:30 PM (2.5 hours driving due to use of the hwy 115 and 401 instead of 407 and 7A on our way to the Lake in the morning. But we were tired at the end of this day.
P.S. No camera with us this time, alas.