We finally made a trip out to Waterfall to open it up for the year. It sounds way more fancy than what it is. What it really means is that Danelle and I are going out there to work. We’ll get water in the tank, install the new sink and hose to make the water system work again. Set up the new fire pit and stain the deck. All in a day’s work!
All I managed to capture was part of the staining and the first fire in the new pit, but it was a great day!
We contracted our neighbor Jonathan to come out to our property and build a deck. I’ve tried and failed to build stuff out there to date. This was our first visit out there to see his finished work. Jonathan pointed out that he would have performed more finishing work on the deck if we wanted. Additionally, he used our off square piers that were already poured. That didn’t help the final finish, but its perfect for us!
Danelle is spraying for weeds and poison ivy. Lots of leftover scrap lumber, but a successful project in our books. Money well spent!
At Waterfall, part of the property was a derelict shed. It was only getting worse, so I decided to knock it down before it fell on somebody. Here are the results of my initial knockdown.
We finally had our first paddle at Waterfall. We went from Morris Mill back to our property. After we got settled, there is a bit of rapid to get through very close to the start. I went left with Sonora and barely made it. There was lots of bracing and getting my foot out of the boat to get us off the rocks. I sent Danelle and Corvin to the right to portage, but they ran it. It turned out much better for them. We definitely fared better than the jet ski we found!
Back near our property, we were frustrated to find two bobcats moving flood debris from a house straight into the river.