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Thursday, 6 August 2015

Bear Point

No trip to Errington's Wilderness Island is complete without spending time at Bear Point to view bears.  It is absolutely fascinating to watch bears and be able to photograph them at a safe distance in your boat.  The resort composts food scraps at Bear Point.  Bears show up on a fairly regular basis to chow on tasty treats.

"Breakfast" is usually delivered to Bear Point between 9:00 and 10:00 am.  My husband, George, and I arrived early one morning to view the compost delivery.  As we approached Bear Point, we saw a bear patiently waiting for the food to be delivered.  The bear may have thought we were the food truck, or food boat, as he decided to take a closer look.

Look out at Bear Point

Anxiously awaiting a food delivery

A short time later, Al and Larry brought the compost to deposit at Bear Point.  A smaller bear was very eager to dive into the compost.  Larry tried to chase the bear away with a rake so the food could be deposited.  The bear was determined not to loose the opportunity to be first in line for the goodies.  Al  then tried his hand at teaching the bear the proper behavior when food is delivered.

Al teaching a bear manners

The bear settled down and Larry and Al were able to dump the food and the bear dove into the food before they even were back into the boat.  It was very exciting watching the event unfold before our very eyes.  But from the looks of Al's rake, he may need a new one for Christmas.

From Errington's Wilderness Island

Wednesday, 24 June 2015

From Errington's Wilderness Island

Fabulous Trip

My husband, George, and I just returned from another fabulous week at Errington's Island Resort.  Over the next few days/weeks, I will share some of the highlights and pictures from our trip. 

George was so eager to start fishing that we went out immediately after a marvelous dinner of Cornish hen, rice pilaf and glazed carrots, the first of Chef Joey's many delicious meals.  Although we only had a few hours of daylight in which to fish, it paid off well.  Team Cook landed a 29" pike that evening along with several nice walleye.  The evening was fishing for fun and strictly "catch and release".  We did, however, enter the Team Cook pike into the Catch and Release drawing.

George with 29" Northern Pike

The next morning we hired Larry, one of the lodge's best fishing guides, for a half day of guiding to show us some spots that have been productive this year.  Even though this was our seventh trip in five years to Errington's, we had never used a guide.  It is always nice to learn some new spots on the lake and Larry showed us quite a few that proved to be very productive.  

George and our guide, Larry

As you can see from our stringer, we caught more than enough fish for a delicious shore lunch.  Frankie and Dakota met us at a secluded island at noon.  The fire was roaring and potatoes, fritters, beans and onions were already cooking.  Larry quickly cleaned the fish and before we knew it, we were sitting down to a fabulous, all you could eat shore lunch.

Our shore lunch

Thank you Larry for a wonderful morning of fishing and thank you Frankie and Dakota for an excellent, all you could eat fish fry prepared for the two of us.

Christine Cook