Mary and I went up for a couple of days of cabin work. However, we made time for a ride on a new bike trail in the Ottawa National Forest out of Watersmeet. It is brand new, beautiful, with crushed gravel and is challenging with many hills. Fortunately, there are valleys too.
Based on a recommendation, we ate dinner one evening at the Dublin Sports Bar on North Twin Lake on Highway K. It recently opened after remodeling. It was the former Huettenbar Resort where we sang karaoke a few years ago. This is the view we had during dinner.
We got quite a bit of work done as was our intent. We applied Weatherall UV Guard to the lakeside of the cabin. It goes on white but dries clear.
I noticed in a photo album of 1989 construction that we had a much better view of the lake then. So, I commenced to a couple days of chain saw work, taking down Balsam pine only. They are weed-like trees, popping up everywhere. They grow fast and die fast from disease, tip-overs, or breaking off in high wind. We’ll have a big fire on the beach before the snow sets in. Taking them out improves our view and gives room for the better maples, white pine and red pine.