Has been pretty rare this year. All the snow we’d like has ended up in the middle part of the East coast. The lawns at Basin Harbor Club are mostly bare of snow and brown. We wouldn’t say it’s mud season yet, although the dogs have been finding it here and there. Still, March is often the snowiest month in Vermont, so stay tuned to see if it comes in like a lion.
Ice fishing has not been good this winter, with only about six inches of ice on the surface near Basin Harbor. There has been open water all winter, however, and it grows larger with each passing day as the sun gets warmer. The Palisades, which has multiple waterfalls in the warm months, has three major “rivers” of ice during the cold months. They are quite spectacular on a clear, sunny day.
We’re getting out into the cottages now to do some needed renovations and upgrades. You’ll have to read the Spring Breeze to see which ones! The phones in the Reservations office are quite busy, happily, and it’s nice to hear from old friends. There’s nothing bettter than thinking about summer as the winter winds down.
It was fun to watch the Westminster Dog Show and see Sadie take the Best in Show. She is owned by the Musser family, owners of Grand Hotel in Mackinac, Michigan, good friends of ours. We’re also enjoying watching all the Vermonters competing in the Olympics.
Eleven weeks left until Opening Day!