The morning was beautiful and luckily not too hot as most of the morning was spent gathering wood from around camp for the annual July 4th bonfire. Everyone worked hard, collected a lot of wood and the resulting bonfire is impressive! When the collecting was done, everyone went for a swim which felt great.
The Loons returned from their trip by lunch. They had a great time and perfect weather for mountain climbing. Their pictures have been added to the Shutterfly site.
The afternoon was Capture the Flag. Again, there was a lot of excitement and a lot of great action. The Grays won a game, the Greens won a game and they tied the last one! Another swim when that was done and then free time before dinner.
The evening plans included an all camp cookout, followed by a free evening with a Twilight League game and then the lighting of the Bonfire BUT Mother Nature had other plans. The sky grew very dark and the thunder rolled in just minutes before dinner. Dinner was quickly moved into the barn and the evening plans changed to a movie in the hall. Once everyone was safely in the hall, the rain started and it was torrential. It rained hard for several hours, dashing any chance of lighting the bonfire on the 4th. The paths that had finally started to dry out are now once again covered in puddles.
Hopefully the sun will shine for a couple of days and we can light the bonfire this weekend!
We have a mother loon sitting on a nest close to our sailing docks. We fenced off the area so she is protected from the traffic going to the sailing docks and she seems to have gotten used to our daily routine. It’s the first time we’ve ever had a loon so close. Apparently, this spring, the high lake water caused her to lose an earlier nest and we are hoping this one is okay as there have been times her nest and egg have been sitting in water.