It’s Masters Weekend. The sun is shining and the sap is flowing at Northern Edge Algonquin.

I’ll be keeping an eye on the leaderboard on www.masters.org while spending time in the sun boiling more sap into syrup.

I’m also working hard at growing the South River Black Fly Hunt. We had a great time and got lots of radio on CBC across the country. This year we hope to work with a media relations company to increase the exposure of this event which opens the doors to enjoying the great outdoors despite the bugs.

To be honest, at the end of last May, I enjoyed going out in the bugs and was usually cursing the lack of Black Flys. With my net in hand, I was interested in seeing where the bugs were and doing what I could to capture them. Take a peak at the black fly hunt web site. It’s delightful, particularly the black fly hunt page. The exhibition on May 1st is also a wonderful spring event that gets everyone to the arena in South River to see what’s happening locally and regionally in the great outdoors.

We’re also setting to guessing when the ice is going to leave the lake, opening our canoeing path into Algonquin Park. The last two years its left within three days of the 19th of April. It’s been a cold winter and the ice was thick (until I went through it April 4th). If the wind blows hard for a couple of days that may be all it takes. Ice will leave between now and May 1st, I’m going on record as guessing……… drum roll……….. April 18th at 10:30 am.

Stay tuned for the actual time/date the ice leaves.

Ciao for now,

toddles

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