Another year has sped by and here we are in full hibernation mode, nestled warmly in cottage #6!! We spent Christmas with Jamie in our little ‘Pine’ house in the Soo. It was a lovely white Christmas highlighted by a wonderful turkey dinner shared with sister Ginnie, brother Brian and niece Andrea. We have rediscovered Rummoli or Michigan Rummy so enjoyed a few evenings of games. Sean spent the holidays in Guelph. We miss him at Christmas but we did have a couple of visits with him both before and after our ‘southern’ vacation. We also had some time with him at Thanksgiving when he came home for a week! The weather didn’t cooperate at all- our attempts at campfires failed between the rain and the frigid temperatures. We had a great time catching up and eating way too much!!

The first weeks of September were so very nice. We were lucky to be able to spend a couple of days out on Tunnel Lake with Phil and Angie enjoying the perfect weather, great fishing and wonderful company. Bo did very well in the boat thanks in part to his friends Tippi and Penny. The rain began and on more than one occasion Jim commented that it was going to rain until it snowed!! Jobam was very low by the end of the summer so this rain was appreciated and did bring her levels up substantially.

Summer 2018 was perhaps the sunniest and warmest ever. We tried to take advantage of our wonderful beach every chance we got so we really enjoyed those fleeting summer days. Bass fishing was awesome but the walleye fishing was slow.

Spring 2018 was warm as well with many memorable catches even with the challenging weather. The “Sweet” Ed’s joined us for their first vacation of the year in May. They had a great time but wow, was it buggy!!! We appreciate our guests who come in the spring and are well prepared for what nature throws at them. If you are considering a spring fishing vacation, contact us and we will help you be prepared. Many thanks to our spring regulars like the Cossons, Sartins, Al, Tom, Russ and Olena who really know how to brave the spring elements.

Our local travel association, Algoma Kinniwabi is sponsoring a contest this season called Algomas Best Catch. You will have a chance to win a monthly swag pack drawn at random plus a chance at the grand prize of a GoPro Hero 7 and a Yeti Panga 28 Backpack Check it out on their website. It would be awesome to have an Outpost guest win!!!

Looks like some typical freezing January weather is on the way so the next days will be spent tucking in our little cabin. Then fleeing back to the Soo – haha!!!

We wish you all a safe and happy new year filled with love, family and friends. Thank you to all who call the Outpost home each year. We love you! See you soon.

Jim, Ann, Jamie, Sean and Bo