Day 6 : Fishing on Ellerson Lake

Today was another great day, we got up and had a great family breakfast meal with the Willis family before heading out on the road to Lake Ellison, Gary & Cindy Bohlin’s private land and lake. We were going fishing for the first time in our life.

Andrew rode in the car with Jim, I drove Shirley in Gloria the hire car. We had a great chat as we drove along the highways to Minocqua.

What a great road trip, we stopped to buy petrol, which is more expensive since the hurricane hit New Orleans.

We arrived at the lake, which is at the end of some dirt roads, met with Gary and Cindy and their friend Mike and his family we headed onto the lake and started to fish, this is the first time in our lives we have ever been fishing.

I eventually caught a fish, so did Andrew, the picture below is me catching my second fish, which was bigger than the first one, we threw it back.

Day 6 Photo’s

The first two fish Andrew and I caught we kept, Jim cooked them when we arrived at Grandma and Grandpa Bohlin’s house on the lake, and we ate them. The lake is amazing, we spent some time fishing, and I really enjoyed it, Gary and Cindy are so lucky to have such a peaceful haven like this. Gary said that the previous night Cindy and him slept on the pontoon on the middle of the lake, watching the Northern Lights above in the sky. There is no electricity so no lights spoiled their view.
Grandma and Grandpa Bohlin have the coolest house ever, overlooking Squirrel Lake in Minocqua, it took us three hours to drive there from Neenah.

Grandma and Grandpa have been married for 56 years after meeting in high school, they have four children, two daughters and two sons. The fireplace in the house is made from stones taken from the lake, the house was designed and built by them, in the late 70’s, it is amazing.

We had a birthday meal with Grandpa, to celebrate his birthday. Grandma had made an amazing cake, she is famous for her cake.

In the evening we laid on the dock and looked up at the sky, I’ve never seen so many stars in my life. I could live here, these people have made us so welcome, they are so lucky to live here.

We slept well in the basement below the house.

Take a look at Day 6 Photo’s

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Matthew Eaves

Matthew Eaves is Director at Creative Learning Systems Ltd

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