One of the first places we like to check out when get to the cabin, is the boathouse. It is built on the water. You can no longer build a boat house or a house anywhere near the lakes edge. Since the boathouse was there well before that law was inforced, it stays. If it ever falls down, we can not rebuild it.
The boathouse has two floors. The top/roof has several lounge chairs and a nifty screened in room. This room has served many picnics over the years. Food always taste better served there. This last time, we didn’t eat out there. Our trip was too short. One night I was out there by myself and I heard this low rumbling sound. It slowly got louder and I thought it was a motor. I turned to walk back to the house to ask if there was something running in the boathouse. I looked up and a solid black cloud was desending on me. It was mosquitoes! I ran to the house and told Sir Husband who didn’t believe me. The next night I took him out there. We came running back to tell everyone else. Sir Husband finally believed me. LOL
Every time we go there, we have to take a trip to Pin Cushion Island for a picnic and every year we take this same photo, below. It is just something we do.
The above picture was taken while we are on our way to Pin Cushion Island. This island was once owned by the woman who built the cabin and roads. She actually owned much of the land around the lake. Most was given to the government in her Will. The island below, is part of it and you can only camp there for one night only. I have never camped there, but we always go for picnics there.
Down below inside the boathouse are two places for boats and lots of storage space. All the canoes, fishing equipment, whatever had to do with water was there. Including my kids. They lived here.
The kids loved to fish. Never caught anything much off the dock, but that didn’t stop them.
If you look to the lower left of the above photo, you’ll see the outside dock is sinking. The lake freezes solid up there and it does a lot of damage to the boathouse. The family is trying everything to keep it floating.
We do get lots of visitors in the boathouse. Visitors that like to stay warm. I found this little big guy, a water spider, inside one of the boats. I took some photos, but can’t quite get the upclose clear ones, that I like to get. However; you can see the eyes on this one. 😀
I think it is a blessing to find these in your boathouse or home. 😀