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The Big Chute

Posted by Mr. Leslie Wong On July - 29 - 2005

The Dock

The Big Chute

It’s a easier to go to the Big Chute and load (groceries and luggage on) the boat.

All those schlumps in the background are waiting for the Big Chute Marine Railway to take them down to the lower part of the waterway.

The cottage is between a lock and the Big Chute. Boats come out of the lock and barrel down to the Big Chute making noise and big waves in front of the cottage.

Alberta

Posted by Mr. Leslie Wong On July - 29 - 2005

This reminded me of my sister.

Alberta

We went to the IGA in Coldwater to get more groceries, because we were too tired on Monday to buy a lot of stuff. The railroad tracks cross the road four or five times between Coldwater and the Cottage . There are plenty of train photo ops when the train is long.

 

 

 

 

 

The Simpsons

Posted by Mr. Leslie Wong On July - 29 - 2005

Clouds

The Simpsons

Chris an I both observed several times that the clouds look like the ones in The Simpsons.

 

 

 

 

Liz, Skiing

Posted by Mr. Leslie Wong On July - 28 - 2005

Getting Up

Liz Skiing

Liz seemed a little reluctant to go water skiing but she didn’t seem to have any problem getting up.

Mark, the lookout, seems puzzled.

 

 

 

Pike

Posted by Mr. Leslie Wong On July - 26 - 2005

I hooked this Pike with a yellow plastic worm on a lead-head jig. I break off the barbs on the hooks for easy release, but they still get stuck. I had to ask Liz to get me some pliers because in my excitement, I dropped my hook degorger in the water (Chris dove in an got it out later).

Pike

The second pike I caught just self released as I pulled it toward the dock.

Wednesday I got another Pike and a small Smallmouth bass, but there hasn’t been any action since then.

There are a lot of weeds in the water. I catch those all the time.

UFO !

Posted by Mr. Leslie Wong On July - 25 - 2005

Alien Invasion, Nobody Cares

The rental agent at Thrifty was anxious for us to upgrade to a new Chrysler Pacifica he had on the lot. I said, “Do you mean the big station wagon?” He didn’t see it that way.

UFO!

It is a very luxurious vehicle. The tailgate opens electrically with a keyless remote.

Outside of Toronto on the 400, there is a large UFO parked that nobody seems to take notice of. The people of Toronto must be hypnotized.

Bass Pro Shops
At some point, I realized that I forgot my fishing reel. Fortunately, Bass Pro Shops had opened up their first Canadian store last November. It is 140,000 square feet. I am impressed. I vow to sell SUNW and buy stock, later to find out it’s still privately held. Cabela’s isn’t doing that great anyway.

The fishing department has about 100 reels on display so you can pick them up and try them out. I go to the reels locked in the display case and point out the Shimano Stella to Chris. I tell her she has to buy me that one because she made me come to Canada.

Bass Pro Shops has a large aquarium, that rivals one at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. There are many large fish. I see at least a couple of 12-15 lb. rainbow trout, bass, etc.

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