We took a tour of the lake to check on docks/issues from the ice on Sunday. Dock care is a service we provide to cottagers who need their dock moved to a quiet bay for the winter. We toured the lake also to be sure the docks remained where they had been left. Because of the lake rising so fast a few weeks ago while there was still ice, we knew there would likely be problems out there. We were also searching for missing floats from our own barge dock, right now walking on the barge dock reminds me of walking in the slanted house at the CNE that leads to the room of wavy mirrors -- not sure if they still have that at the midway anymore but part of the experience can be re-lived here at Anstruther.
Monday began great, flat water and sunny skies so dock care for the spring began Monday. Staff went out on the lake to begin returning docks to secure them their home at shore but the winds picked up as the day progressed and they had to stop. Tuesday was just too windy. Conditions have to be such that there is little or no wind, the lake must not be rough and it cannot be raining. Today the lake is flat, mirroring the image of the landscape it meets at shore. We see a square shaped object floating midway across the lake...one of our missing floats.