So, I got in one of the four Otter kayaks
Having no water with me, and more importantly, having left the hide-a-bed open, leaving little room in the suite, I landed at 8:10
Took Pete's kayak to McGrath Lake. First discovered this lake on the first family vacation to Little Lake Tomahawk in 1967. It is on the other side of Bird Lake Road from LLT. I remember catching frogs. And bringing a couple home. On Saturday, I had noticed a sign for a launch site on County Road D. Which in this area as State Forest Road D.
Checked it out. Pier and a rocky put in. Scanned the small lake for eagles. Did not see any, so went back to D and drove to the Big Lake Carr put in.
Cottages on one side of the lake
Low bridge under D
Wildflowers need dirt.
The launch sites on Big Carr and McGrath are marked from the road, State Forest Road D. I wanted to paddle Little Lake Tomahawk, but was not aware of any public launch site. There is a beach for the cottages where my family stayed many times, but as far as I know, there is no access from the road. I drove on Bird Lake Road, and saw a set of signs. Kept driving, on to the dirt Thrush Road, looping back to Bird Lake. No evidence of a trail to the beach. Back to the signs I saw on Bird Lake Road. One was walleye limit and size. Another, requesting all weeds be removed from you vessel. A wide shoulder, room for two cars. I parked, got Pete's kayak off his car, and was on Little Lake Tomahawk.
Channel to Lake Tomahawk. A bald eagle flew over head. This is the first place I saw a bald eagle. One, in the late 1970's. Once I moved to Florida in 1989, I saw them more often. On a trip to Lake Tomahawk in 2000, I saw they were back in Wisconsin
Mud Lake was a favorite fishing spot for my brothers and I.
And Tom Gardner
The other, a bird house.
Back to Blue Lake. Pete and Jackie had gone on a driving tour. To the north. Where it rained.
Docks taken out for winter
Gold sun on Blue Lake
See the white dot? Moon reflection
Worked for me