It seems particularly quiet on the Lake, this Summer. We just wrapped up a beautiful week– cool nights, warm days, no humidity and few bugs. Yet there was very little traffic on the Lake. At most, an occasional motor boat/party barge, and a handful of kayaks. I am not complaining.
I went trout fishing on a nearby pond– one where DEC stocks each Spring, with 400 trout. I used a handicap access ramp to put in my canoe. It had been totally overgrown by adjoining vegetation– I spent a good 40 minutes cleaning it up and making it truly accessible.
Many trout chased my little Mepps spinner, but no strikes. I have never seen anyone else on this pond. The whole time I was on the pond, I was under the watchful eye of a Momma Osprey, tending her young in her nest. I think the DEC stocking trout is giving her a steady supply of fish.
Driving into Saranac Lake, I glimpsed the Bull Moose that has been lounging in the Saranac River– Just before Spencer Boatworks. Quite a site, watching him feed. This is my fourth Moose sighting up here. The one I like best was when a Moose swam across Loon Lake.
I was looking out over the lake from the summit of Crusher Mt. when I noticed a very tall, dead tree on Horsehead Point. It is the tallest tree, all brown needles, surrounded by green. When I got back on the Point, I easily located the tree– on my property. In fact, close enough that it could fall on the camp. I never noticed it from the ground, at camp. Tom Bartiss is coming this week to safely drop it, away from the camp.
August just started, yet I feel that it is over. Maybe because the heat wave broke, and it is cooler at night. I am already thinking about surfcasting on Nantucket this September. Probably, I think, because I put the racks on the truck to carry the canoe. I will leave them on to transport the fishing rod to the Island.