Mid-to-late October on Nantucket it typically in the 50's, but this past weekend, we lucked out - with calm, cloudless sunshine - temps in the 70's... an all around prefect weekend. 

We stayed at the Boat Basin Cottages - which are simply fantastic.  Right on the water with spectacular views, plush amenities, and a short stroll away from the heart of the islands dining and shopping.  They also come equipped with a couple bikes that we took out to Sanford Farm to explore almost 30,000 acres of conservation area.  Nice.  As usual we ate a lot, including a great dinner at Brant Point Grill that has some serious views of the harbor and this evening was open to the fresh air of a glorious indian summer evening.

Good times.

Lake of the Woods - MBC (Part 1)

1,700 square miles, 14,552 islands, and 65,000 miles of shoreline. Lake of The Woods in Canada is a pretty impressive place. Nestled within is Miles Bay Camp.  I was lucky enough to go out there for a week to do some serious fishing and R&R. 

350 miles north of Minneapolis to Morson Ontario, then 25 miles by boat to an island in Miles Bay, Lake of the Woods - and finally a 50 foot walk up the dock to a lakeside cabin.

Lake of the Woods - MBC (Part 2)

Fishing commenced immediately, and we had more fish than we could eat every evening for 7 days. Walleye, Northern Pike.. with the occasional perch, crappie, or bass thrown in for good measure. (1 day we had spaghetti).   The scenery was spectacular, the weather glorious, the company great - everyone had a blast.

The size limit for "Northern's" is 29.5". Check.

Lake of the Woods - MBC (Part 3)

One day we had a camp lunch: found a good spot, whipped up a fire and had pan fried northern and beans.  How good is that?   Pelicans showed up to scrounge for scraps. ..

As you can see, it was all very stressful.

Got my butt kicked playing Euchre, held my breath in the outhouse, had some good laughs and had a really good week.  Thanks for dragging me along guys, it was fantastic.  Next time, maybe I will even bring my passport.