Monday, July 25, 2016


This is not my first post about Springhaven Lodge, Collette's family's business and the place where she grew up. But it is the last. Springhaven Lodge was sold earlier this year and it is no longer the family business. It is Springhaven Landing, owned by an association of islanders in and around Nares Inlet.

I don't know if this is the last time we'll visit Springhaven, likely not. Members of Collette's family are renting cottages there (that's irony for you) and we have been offered the opportunity of renting as well. These offers are on the table for the next two years, what happens after that no one knows.

Collette and I went up there this past week to attend to some family issues about which I'll post later.

For the most part, things have not really changed. There is the beach and the Bay and bugs that take great joy in re-enacting the helicopter Ride of the Valkyrie scene from Apocalypse Now .. and we were Charlie's beach

None of that stopped the girls of course. The girls do what the girls do, which is play on the beach and play on the beach and play on the ... it's exhausting to think about. Look at these pics while I take a break and have a beer. Yeh, that's why I want a beer

When they weren't playing on the beach, Panda was being a ninja border collie and hiding in a way that no one could possibly see her. Yes, that's right, you can't see her. Go with her. It's good for her ego

Terra was not entirely impressed with the new system up there. She seemed to think that some home, or cottage, improvements were in order

Beyond doing her best Mike Holmes impression there was other work that Terra needed to take care of. That work, of course, was frogging. For that, you'll have to open the video at the bottom. While Terra was attempting to upset the biological balance of Nares Inlet, I took a quick spin into town, that town being Pointe au Baril.

As you can see, it's a quaint little place in the summer

But being a Northern Ontario community, it had another sort of quaintness as well. Or practicality, you decide

So the more things change ... I don't know what's to become of Springhaven and I'm not certain what our future will be there. But it's still a place we enjoy visiting and hey, it's where the frogs are at. So at least Terra will be back

Spring haven Lodge 2016 from Victor Kellar on Vimeo.

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