After having winterized it, we took the boat to storage. The short 40minute trip to the lake was complemented by the company of this little girl who eagerly wanted to be my helper. I thought that was so cute having Aja running around and helping me secure a storage cover on a boat!
Location: Ghost Lake, Alberta
Days are really getting cold now. Surprisingly, this early too!
We must have been so busy with other activities this year for we just used the boat twice! And, where did the time go. Time to winterize it again!
My, oh my! Wintering the boat took the entire day!
Boat Hour Meter Reading: 60.4HrsChecklist:
6 gallons of AntiFreeze treat gas tank with Stabil treat carburator with anti-fogging oil wash boat clean and treat all vinyl with conditioner wax boat take out prop and store away take out battery and store away take out audio deck face and store away clean inboard leg maintain trailer unload life vests, aqua shoes, wet suites and store away install boat storage cover change engine oil: N/A this year; used the boat only for 2hours (approx) in total change leg oil: N/A this year
And now, she`s ready for storage!
The days are getting colder now - and these chores I don't wanna ever put on hold until later: oil changes to all vehicles.
For DIY detailed procedures to doing these (instead of taking it to the dealership ), refer to the following links:
There is no boredom here.
The Grassi Lakes Trail is a very unique hike just outside Canmore. This trail takes you to 2 gorgeous turqouise lakes that are spring fed. Just few meters from the trailhead, there is a fork with signage: Easy or More Difficult route. Of course we got intrigued and chose the more difficult one - and were glad we took it! This more difficult route climbs gradually through forested terrain and cliffs, sometimes walking through streamlets before reaching a nice view point that shows off a large cascading waterfalls off a side of a cliff, and a view of the town of Canmore. It then took us to a very steep section of switchbacks while gaining elevation. Once we got to the top, the view was awesome where we were greeted by 2 small, shallow, crystal clear lakes/ponds that were so deep turqouise and green in color. Also, the rock cliffs surrounding the upper lakes is popular to rock climbers.
Hike Duration: approximately 3.5hoursTrail Length: 4Km loopLocation: Grassi Lakes Trail, Canmore
Another gorgeous day. So this time, we thought of taking the bike a little bit farther. Destination? Bow Glacier and Peyto Lakes. These torquise lakes are about 3 hours away from Calgary.
On our way back, we leisurely took time for supper in the town of Banff. As we were heading home, we were greeted by a long traffic just right after Canmore. There was no way we were gonna endure this jam, so we took the nearest exit and headed back to Canmore where we later took the old scenic route of highway 1A instead.
Location: Bow Glacier Lake, and Peyto Lake
More often than not, we spend much of our waking hours by ourselves as our kids choose to go their own ways. So in times like these, Nora might as well learn the ropes of the second hand in launching a boat. But for now, let me call it a date!