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It was REALLY thiiiiissss big!

Everybody tells tall tales now and again and at the cottage is no exception. In fact, I think they grow exponentially when there aren’t as many cell phones to capture the truth 😉 Thank goodness! What’s an adventure at the cottage without some tall tales? Haven’t we all wanted that tale to share about the MASSIVE moose that ALMOST got us as we paddled up the eel ridden stream? Or that bear that stood eye to eye just five feet away and then rambled off?

A lot of tall tales seem to be around fishing. Not too many men I know want to admit that their big catch was actually more along the lines of Nemo than Jaws. It’s a right of passage to fill the frying pan with fresh trout or bass for the family! We’ve got great fishing up here and the photos are already starting to come in so that no tall tales will get too big for the net 😉

Last week? Well we had some amazing fishing going on. It’s a fantastic way to relax. From shore, on a boat or in a canoe, you bait your hook up and drop it in the water and wait for the tip to dip. If your eager, you can be out first thing in the morning enjoying the sunrise and the cool nip to the air. I love watching the bugs skate across the water and the odd jump and splash from a nearby trout that hasn’t quite sniffed out my hook. The mosquitoes don’t appear to be early risers so it’s nice to fish and not also feel like the bait!

Angela Mans-Dekker and her family came up for a visit and now her daughter Jenna has her own true tale to share! The weight was guessed at about 11 pounds!


And a pound here or there doesn’t really matter when you get a look at that fish! You can tell by Jenna’s beautiful smile that this brave girl knows she’s got bragging rights! Way to go Jenna!

Have you come for a visit and scored one of the lake’s fabulous fish? Share your not so tall tale with us! We’d love to give you bragging rights 🙂

Yours from the Lighthouse,


The Boyd Family



John and Paula Boyd have a loooong history of making people feel welcome. Always the first ones to offer their home for a family or friend get together, they've never hesitated to offer hospitality. When looking for a business opportunity that could put their love of community and desire to build something for their family together, the idea to purchase a camping resort came up. Never ones to shy away from a challenge, they've jumped in with both feet to make The Lighthouse Cottages and Camping an extension of their home.

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