Crazy weather started the week, but boy, did it get sweet in the past few days! My building was without power for a day and a half and as always, we made the most of it and had a party in the garage with the door open, watching the storm by candlelight with plenty of food and spirits! I had enough battery juice to complete a manuscript I’ve been working on for ages and we didn’t suffer a flood. Lucky lucky!
Then, a trip to North Bay with Tim Rivers!
We drove up on Friday and checked into a wee motel called Glengarry. I’ve stayed their a couple times a year for over a decade and on this trip we got the best cottage yet. When I say that, if you saw the cottages, you would think I’m banana cuckoo.
They are all old and seventies looking, like staying at your favourite aunt’s place, but this place was right on the lake, had a breeze going through it and the beds were comfortable.
On the way back to Toronto we stopped at Lenny Bloom’s Headquarters on Lake Simcoe. He calls it a cottage – I call it a surreal mansion! We had a healthy feast, long swim and early night. Then home to Toronto (ooh, ah, hot hot!) and a beeline to the lake for a sunset sail. The weather was great and I expect a late fall…and plenty more sailing and cycling!