Thursday, 16 April 2009

It sure feels good!

OK, it's not quite summer but you can feel that it's getting close. The leaves aren't on the trees yet and the grass is just barely starting to turn green. But the sun feels hot on the skin and the temperature is reaching delightful levels this week! This picture was taken today and we are not cold at all. In fact, after 20 minutes, small beads of sweat were starting to form on our brow. What a wonderful change after the snowy winter.

This weekend, all the roads at Bare Oaks will finally be open. They're still a bit rough. We have some repairs to make. But they are dry enough to support vehicle traffic.

We will also be turning on the seasonal water this weekend. I must remind everyone that although our water is filtered and chlorinated, we do not meet the Ontario Ministry of the Environment’s standards for drinking water. Because we are a campground with year-round use and more than 5 connections, we must meet regulation 170. (Non-Municipal Year-Round Drinking Water System) We are in the final stages of registering the system. It should be registered in the next month or two. Until then, we must notify you that our water is not potable and you should “bring water to a rapid rolling boil for at least one minute before use.”

So we're open for camping. Well... we're always open for camping but not many people seem to want to camp without running water in the snow! ...although there are a few...