With the New Year approaching, it is time to get back to planning for the coming summer. We have had a great and restful off season.
October was spent catching up from the endless days of summer. Dave and I had planned a Far East vacation for November 2012, so we were busy getting everything in line for summer 2013 marketing, rates and web changes before leaving for Sydney Australia on November 20th. After a couple nights in Sydney, we hopped on a ship for 27 days ending in Hong Kong just recently. We snorkelled the Great Barrier Reef and visited spots on the globe that I could only dream of...Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam and Hong Kong. It was truly a memorable trip which leaves me with images and experiences of a lifetime. It makes those long summer days worthwhile. Katelyn took over the phone and email which really gave me a break. Below are a few photos of the sights, sounds and smells that we experienced along the way....
A few details for you in regard to permits....Quetico Permits are still reservable 5 months in advance of your trip departure date....so, June 15 trips can be reserved on January 15, etc.... Boundary Waters Permit Reservations open up on January 30, 2013. We are happy to reserve your permits so best to get your plans in line soon. Call or email if we can help you with anything.
NEW IN 2013....we have added another Kevlar canoe model to our fleet of rentals. It is the Wenonah Champlain. It is a larger version of the Kevlar Spirit 2, very stable and designed for larger loads...give it a try, we think you will like it. In addition, we have NEW tents coming in as well as NEW sleeping bags.
We have started the staff hiring process for the summer. If you know anyone that may be interested in working a summer in the Northwoods, send them our way. As many of you know, Katelyn will be doing an internship this summer and working on her Master's Degree...she worked alongside me for 4 summers and will be missed. That is one position we are looking to fill as well as the usual staffing needs of towboat operators, outfitting staff, store staff and cabin cleaners.
We look forward to hearing from all of you and hope to see you back at Seagull this summer. Happy New Year!