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For friends, family and the random search engine visitor. This blog started as an experiment in mobile blogging from my Palm TREO 600 700 Prē HTC Evo,Samsung 5. Now it serves as a simple repository of favorite activities. Expect bad golf, good fishing, great sailing, eating, drinking, adventure travel, occasional politics and anything else I find interesting along the way including, but not limited to, any of the labels listed here...

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Fall Fav Fotos


This was the last day of our fall trip. Harlan and Roy left Monday, Dad and I today. Camp cleanup, maintenance, and the six hour drive is pretty boring blog material. Instead we'll just include a selection of fall color and other favorite pics we may or may not have already included in prior entries on either Facebook or the blog and also may or may not be my actual photographs.


In no particular order...
























Monday, October 12, 2015

Where Eagles Dare


There were quite a few bald eagle sightings during this trip. Several appear to be nesting on or near the lake. This low level pass over the bay was one of several seen over a couple of days from the deck.


The object of the eagles attention was a small dead pike lying on the bottom in about a foot of water - just out of reach of the eagle's extended talons.  Eventually the pike floated to the surface, drifted closer to shore, and the patient eagle grabbed it (unfortunately, a little too quick to grab my camera).




Sunday, October 11, 2015

Surf and Turf alla Shag Lake


Our Shag Lake holidays are a good excuse for family get togethers - it generally takes the form of randomly assembled relations staying at or living near the Lake House.  It's always fun, but preparing a coordinated dinner for a group of any size out of the tiny kitchen is a challenge and requires a team effort.

This year, we were a bit more ambitious than usual with a unique Surf and Turf main course - west coast abalone...


... and Yooper venison (Thank you Dale!).


A team effort helped pull it all together into a memorable meal.

Brown rice pilaf and a garlic butter parsley sauce.
Roy and Roxie grilled veggies on skewers.
Papa's green salad

Harlan and I prepare the main course.

Despite all evidence to the contrary, we can work as an effective team.
Roy's birthday "Yooper Cake" was the only item not prepared at camp.  We got it at Larry's Market...


The mystery of the missing bite was never solved. 

The meal was received with universal admiration, although Olive said she liked the abalone better than the venison. 
After dinner we relaxed on the deck, then went for a boat ride.

Photography by Olive - Stylization by Google
Olive served as Model, Captain and Principal Photographer...

Olive
Selfie by Olive
Photography by Olive
Photography by Olive

Captain Olive

 A fine time was had by all.