On Saturday we did a day trip into Sand Lake. It requires a 1/2 portage to the lake including a short section that is normally quite boggy. The portage combined with the soggy and uneven trail means that few people visit the 300 acre lake. We packed in lunches and fishing gear for the day. We picnicked on big rock that permitted wading, fishing and sunning.
We shared the rock with at least 4 garter snakes, one of which had recently eaten something large that created quite a bulge.
We caught a few small fish and notably Eric and I took our 1st canoe trip with him paddling – previously he has been a passenger or only playing at paddling. In the picture below he was working on his back paddle as we approached shore.