Spring is a busy time for Water Monkey. We have been hard at work getting camp ready, working out logistics with campers and staff and doing lots of private lessons on the lake. Yesterday afternoon I took a breather after covering the boats for the day. Our spot is perfect...
Winters in New Hampshire are snowy and fun but they definitely take a toll on the camp landscaping. From matted down grass to scattered tree branches to our messed-up sandy beach there is a lot to do to make the place presentable come spring.
I will not bore you with pictures of my thousands of piles of leaves and other debris but here are a few recent shots from my work around the property.
Lastly, a snowy winter means lots of melt flowing into the lake. We have never seen the water level this high! As you can see below it is flowing over our lower retention wall!
What started off as a lackluster season in New England with only one major storm in December and January has turned in to one for the record books. Back to back to back dumpings in February and into March have given us some top notch conditions to keep enjoying even into April. I am fortunate that when camp is not in session I am able to get out and have some fun in the outdoors almost any day. On the above day last week there were limitless blue skies and great snow at Loon Mountain. The deep blue of the horizon contrasted nicely with the still snowy peaks of the surrounding mountains; including Mt. Washington in the distance.
A few days later we were surprised by yet another spring storm. Due to all of the fun we had in the woods I only have one picture from the day.
It was heavy and wet but it set the mountains up for another few weeks of great conditions.
On April 1 I set out for Waterville Valley for their infamous $1 lift ticket April Fools Day.
Here is to a few more killer days on the slopes and then a quick spring thaw so we can toss the boat in the water!
As you can see from these pictures there is literally no one out on the water!
The water is higher than usual at this time of the year due to some extra snow melt we were lucky to have from the winter.
The water is chilly, though. It has been stubbornly stuck in the high 40's/low 50's but is warming more recently after a string of almost 80 degree, sunny days.
It is good to be back out on the water and we cannot wait until the boat is unwrapped!