I’ve lost track of time and days. That’s a good thing. That’s what you want to do on a vacation. Shows you’re finally relaxing and don’t care about keeping track. Today we are going to fish, come rain or shine. We’ve two days left at Two Inlets Resort, and our fishing has been bleak. Took a little two-person paddle boat out and Al nearly landed a nice bass. Took out a canoe and saw a fish jump, but that was about it. Yesterday, Al fished from the dock and got nothing. It’s been rainy and cold and the lake really isn’t warm enough for the fish to be biting, so says Bob who provided us with our boat. But today’s the day. (fingers crossed) It’s supposed to be warmer and it looks like the rain is letting up at last. I’m so glad we aren’t camping and have a cozy cabin with a cozy heater and lots of blankets to snuggle under.
Not that we haven’t had fun. We don’t mind a little wet. We’ve poked around town (bought a goat made of metal for our lawn. I’m thinking the goat may be fun to photograph at different points of interest. We’ll see if I’ve enough gumption for that) We’ve played pool in the lodge. We’ve read a lot and have had nightly Yatzee matches. We even planned our trip home. It’s actually going to take 9 days because we’re going to linger in Wyoming and explore some more of that marvelous state.
And now, I’d better get ready for my day because I know someone who might just leave me behind if I’m not ready when he is. I know someone who has GOT to get his line in the water.
And, we did…we fished. We each caught a little Great Northern. A small Northern is called a Hammer Handle.
I felt kind of sorry for mine because he had really chomped on the hooks and required extraction surgery before we released him. Saw cool things: Bald Eagles, Loons, Swans, Ducks, Herons, some sea birds that looked like Terns, so they probably were Terns. Oh and this rather rare little bird called a Red Start. Very pretty birds.
The coolest thing was the beaver dam. We brought the boat to the base of the dam on the lake side and actually looked up four feet to the level of the water behind the dam.
We ran into a little problem at the beaver dam as we’d stopped the motor and kept getting blown by the wind into the dam. Then, the motor wouldn’t start for awhile and we had to get the oars out and poke at the dam so we could get enough area to actually start a motor. The Red Starts were really amused by us. Kept flying by us. Later, we saw a beaver who was actually about as far from that beaver dam as possible on the lake and pretty close to our resort.. But the beaver slapped his tail, very beaver-like behavior, and we were happy. The beginning of the day was freezing cold and windy. I admit it, I was rather grumpy about it. We went out for 4 hours and were pretty chilled.
Then, the clouds parted and it became lovely and calm-ish. So, we fished for a couple of hours in the late afternoon. Warm, relaxing, lots of critter activity. … no fish. But the sunset was AMAZING!
And the moon! Lovely!!