We had chosen Erringtons for the solitude and the privacy, a short escape from the electronic webs created by our cell phones, Blackberries, computers and televisions that ensnared our time and attention. We were not disappointed. Over the next four days we traded in our SUV for a well weathered 18 foot cedar wood motor boat and explored the many islands, channels, bays, shorelines and tangled forests of Wabatongushi. While many visitors come for the generous walleye, pike and whitefish fishing the lake has to offer, we came for the wildlife viewing and photography. Again, we were not disappointed. Over the next few days I was able to focus my camera on moose, hawks, bald eagles, herons, black bear and loons.
One evening, without leaving the deck of our cabin, we were able to observe the playful antics of a mother loon and her newly born chicks. We watched for hours as the little fuzz balls fought for the best spot on their mother’s feathered back. Just yards from our dock, on the other side of our cabin, we watched one of nature’s condominiums rise from the waters of the wetlands as beavers constructed their lodge, a heron soon took occupancy with a nest on top. On another day excursion in our cedar strip boat, we headed to Long Time No See-Um Bay where we did see a moose cow. We spent the morning photographing her while she enjoyed her breakfast from the reedy floor of the bay as she submerged and rose from the cool waters like a furry brown island. A visit to Errington’s Wilderness Island Resort would not be complete without a black bear sighting. A light morning drizzle dampened our clothes but not our spirits as we boated in the direction of
Alan & Linda Ginsberg (Madison, WI, USA)
Guests on July 30-August 2, 2009
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