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Friday, January 23, 2009

Winter Birds at Seagull

We have some happy birds at Seagull Outfitters in the winter. Some days we have as many as 100 birds at a time at the feeders. My cat Lucky likes to watch them from the office window. His ears go low and he thinks he is going to pounce on them through the window. He hasn't made it yet as he is an indoor winter cat. He keeps trying though.

Office work is keeping me busy. We are hiring summer staff too and have some great applicants. Reservations are coming in good and we are thankful for that.

Dave and his son Duane will be laying all the flooring in our new house real soon. Dave is getting ready for that as well as installing the new water filtration system.

That is life in the woods today!


Saturday, January 17, 2009

2008 Annual Photo Contest Winner

Congratulations to John Robinson for being chosen as the winner of our inaugural annual photo contest. John (AKA plexmidwest, as he is known on the seagull message board) was the winner of the month of April 2008 photo contest which automatically entered him into the end of the year contest for the grand prize of $100 gift certificate toward outfitting in 2009.

John's photo features 14 year old Dan catching a nice smallmouth bass on his first trip ever to the Boundary Waters. The smile on Dan's face is something that we all can relate to as we remember back to our first fish in the Boundary Waters/Quetico. What a special moment that is/was, and this photo sums up the joy and emotion that no words can express.
Thank you all who entered photos in 2008, we enjoy and appreciate your involvement on the message board. Although the contest for 2008 has concluded, 2009 monthly contests have already begun with the theme, "Waterfalls and Rapids" for January.

Remember, if you're selected as a monthly winner during the year, your winning photo is automatically entered into the end of year contest for the grand prize. Visit the discussion board for how to enter.
Congratulations again John.
Debbie, Tom and Johnse

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Winter in the Northwoods

View from the business looking towards Maraboeuf Cabin
Ogish Cabin on Seagull
Maraboeuf Cabin on Seagull

View from the dock out the Seagull Bay and Narrows

Sadie walking to the store!

It is - 32F as I write this tonight....the moon is rising over the treetops and one hears the crunch of the snow on this cold winter night. It is the dead of winter in the canoe country. The photos were taken yesterday around Seagull to show you all what a real winter looks like!


Sunday, January 4, 2009

Happy New Year!

Snow, snow and more snow is the lingo on Seagull Lake these days. Dave continues to plow the driveways frequently. This is good for the winter businesses and spring lake levels.

Our new house is progressing nicely and we hope to move into it in early March. I am just returning from another trip to Phoenix to give my Mother and Gene a little moral support as she continues her rehabiliation.

You will find me in the Seagull Office again catching up and getting ready for 2009. The reservations and calls are strong for this early in the season and I am very happy about that. Let me know how I can help plan your summer vacations, or if we can customize a cabin/canoe trip for you as another option.

We are hiring summer staffers too for the season for anyone that loves the canoe country and would like to spend a summer in the Northwoods.

Happy New Year to All!