Bear Country Cottage Resort
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Once we were back we went to a grocery store for a few things and noticed a newspaper headline. Apparently the rainstorm we experienced in Winnipeg was a 1 in 100 year storm. They received one month's worth of rain in 90 minutes. I guess we were lucky to not be affected.
I've been looking a the map and trying to decide which way to go from here to London Ont. and Niagara Falls. There are quite a few choices and ...
... The extra hour gained meant we reached our destination early enough that the visitor center was still open. We chatted with the Park Warden for quite some time, and were told which campsite would be best and all about the attractions Manitoba has to offer. We ended up camping at West Hawk Lake, with a site that was a few steps away from the shores of the lake. Just perfect!
Finally everything is ready and the movers (Vieville Building Movers from Ile des Chenes) do their job.
They jack up one side of the cottage and place a steel beam 60 feet long and 12 inches square under that side and then insert a second beam on the other side.
The beams are then jacked up and two support points (each at about 10 to 20 feet from the end) are placed under each beam using 6" x ...
We were actually looking for a new or challenging hiking trail somewhere close to Winnipeg making a day trip feasible.
In my search I came across the Falcon Ridge Trail System, which is a system of hiking trails that can also be biked. Starting at the Falcon Ridge Resort (they gave us a map and advice about the best trails) we biked up and down and up and down to the delight ...
We had left one tree standing near the cottage as it provided shade on the back deck and even though it was right next to the overhead hydro and telephone cables I thought "how hard can it be to fell a tree". Well, plenty hard apparently. Because of the large branch on the side where the cables were I couldn't get it to go the right direction (even with Todd pushing) so we went to Plan B and used a "come-along” to winch it ...