Sunday, August 16, 2009

Yes, you really do need rubber boots!

We're still getting guests arriving without rubber boots.
Believe me, you need them!
You need them to fit under your excellent raingear which you've remembered to bring.
You need them to get into your boat so you can bail out the rain water.
You need them to navigate the muddy yard.
You need them for the traction they give going up and down the hill to the boat.
It's been raining for the last couple of days and it looks like it's going to continue for most of the week. That means there has only been one week (last week) where it didn't rain in the past month or so.
The lake is flooded. There are creeks rushing into the lake where there were never creeks before.
The ground is soppy and slippery.
Who knows, maybe next week will be hot and sunny again. We all hope that's the case. But if it stopped raining today the lake would continue rising for more than a week just from the runoff.
It is now about 10 inches above our new boathouse dock and is rising about 1/2 inch a day.
So, yes, you really do need rubber boots.
Photo above was taken Friday and shows our former parking area in the town of Red Lake. Obviously we are no longer parking there. Instead we are parking at a friend's house (high on a hill) and are using the Government Dock.
The lake is now 3-4 feet higher than normal.
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