Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Our small staff works in all weather
What happens when the camp generator shuts down and it's mealtime at the lodge?
The kitchen staff dons headlamps and keeps on working!
This was taken last year when we actually shut down the generator at noon because of a severe thunderstorm. (We shut it down to prevent its being struck by lightning) As you can see it was very dark, even at midday. But the show always must go on, even in a thunderstorm.
From left, cook Helena Spizarsky, Brenda Baughman, waitress Meghan Perry.
We have a very small staff at Bow Narrows Camp and they deserve all the credit in the world for making things go smoothly, even in sometimes trying circumstances such as inclement weather.
The only people missing from this photo in 2008 are myself and Ben Godin, our outside worker.
With just five people we do absolutely everything: take our guests to and from Red Lake on changeover days, load and unload tons of luggage and supplies from the camp boat Lickety Split, clean all the cabins, clean all the boats, clean all the fish, mow the grass, cut and split firewood, cook all the meals, do all the dishes, do all the maintenance work, pickup and sort garbage for recycling, build new structures, and of course, keep our guests informed on where the fish are biting and on what lures and baits.