Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Algonquin Winter adventure for 2

Nick and Sue Burgin from the UK were up at the Cottage Outpost on a winter adventure for two that included snowshoeing, backcountry skiing, dogsledding, snowmobiling and a visit to the dogsled races in Kearney. Great to have winter-lovers from across the pond!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Its Negative 40 Celsius and I am All Alone

I wake up to my clanging alarm clock and recognize that it has been a colder night than usual, as the cabin is feeling a little frosty. Getting out of the warm sleeping bag is tough, but once I manage to feel my way outside to stoke the fires in our fire places I notice on the thermometer that it is registering well below the bottom of the scale, and that is –30 degrees Celsius. No wonder the trees are creaking, the air is so crisp, and my nostrils feel the light sting of the cold! I am positive that I won’t be seeing any of the birds at our feeders today, but with such cold weather should come some fantastic skiing conditions. Too bad there isn’t anyone to adventure in this true north winter up at the log cabin currently, I’ll just have to make sure that the sauna is toasty to come back to for an après ski.

Matt Rothwell

Monday, February 16, 2009

Going to the Chapel

Going to the Chapel… well err… Well they are Getting Married!

What a magical event! A winter wedding to be held at the Algonquin Log Cabin was something of a dream. A fantastic group from Sudbury and Northern Ontario arrived for a weekend of fun and festivities at the cabin and brought with them the most fantastic weather. As temperatures hovered in the ten to twenty below range, the sun shone brilliantly and made for great snowshoeing, skiing, skating, and dog sledding conditions. After an adventure filled Saturday, the setting evening sun didn’t disappoint down at the lake, as it seemed that the wedding ceremony was blessed from above with warm temperatures, no wind, and a spectacular sunset. Memories to last a lifetime for sure!

Log Cabin Staff