Friday, 24 July 2015

The Cottage

That's Miriam sitting on the dock. We spent two wonderful weeks at my parents' cottage up north on a lake. Its a small lake with much crown land (owned by the Queen and can't be sold. Natural areas). A number of cottages are scattered around the lake. We don't have any close neighbours so its very quiet and private.

As you can see, we have a little fishing boat. I'm the only one who uses it. Twice I tried to start it but it wouldn't work. Got the local handyman in and he got it started. We took it out and was at the other end of the lake when the motor died. Tried it again. It started but soon died. Rowed for a bit and let the engine rest. Tried it again. And yes yet again it started, then died.

I looked around the lake and spotted a guy in a boat. I waved him down. With 2 dogs in his boat, he towed us home. So didn't take the boat out again. Ever year I like to take a tour of the lake to see if anyone has changed their property or cottage. The cottagers association decided that no new cottages would be built on the lake so lots of forest, but some people add buildings or additions to their cottage. It's always fun to note any difference. Not much changes around the lake. People have had cottages there for over 50 years.

Sorry I haven't written in a while. I spent two weeks at the cottage and worked hard on my books. I've finished another one, A Discerning Heart, about a poor fisherman. Out to catch a famous fish, he finds himself shipwrecked on a deserted island guarded by mermaid. The island is filled with treasure from shipwrecked pirate ships. He finds a dead pirate's journal. One day he escapes the island taking as much of the treasure as he could. He assumes the identity of the pirate captain and takes revenge on the villagers because they had always mistreated him.

The novel is now with the editor. After I make those corrections, I'll send it to a friend to check for any other mistakes/typos. Once those corrections are noted, I'll be self-publishing. I hope you'll find the topic interesting and buy a copy.

have fun,

Here is a photo of Emma, my cat, at the cottage seeing if the dog left her anything to lick from the ice cream container.