We spent a relaxing weekend with friends in Boulder Junction, Wisconsin. Golf, great food, fine wine, nice company, the North Woods. And then there was fishing. In my posts of June 28, 2012, and July 23, 2013, I talked about being up North and fishing for walleye with our guide Jim W. Well, this time was no different. Dan and I went out early with Jim – who is probably the best fishing guide in the Minocqua area.
The fishing wasn’t as keen as in previous years (we did have enough “keepers” for dinner) but what made this outing special was seeing Bald Eagles. In a veritable abundance. I feel I need to capitalize the words of that species just because. . . . well, you know. I have seen an occasional Bald Eagle in the past but our time on Lake Tomahawk on Saturday was amazing. We probably saw half a dozen Bald Eagles. Soaring above. Diving for fish. I felt very patriotic sharing space with these symbols of America. And there were loons galore. Having seen a fox at Minocqua Country Club the day before and several deer, I have to wonder what’s around the corner. Maybe a donkey. And an elephant? Please spare me. . . . .