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Forum: General Discussion 11-23-2020, 12:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,723
Posted By Grant
Quick access to Dive Winnipesaukee! Couple of...

Quick access to Dive Winnipesaukee! Couple of good shots of the Lady-Go-Diva out the windows...

Standing reservation at Garwood's?
Forum: General Discussion 09-03-2020, 10:02 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 10,158
Posted By Grant
Goose manure is a primary factor for rising E....

Goose manure is a primary factor for rising E. coli levels in freshwater lakes across the country. The most notable ingredient in goose dook is phosphorous, which can lead to an increase in nasty...
Forum: General Discussion 09-03-2020, 08:38 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 10,158
Posted By Grant
Geese are a pretty new problem, so they're not a...

Geese are a pretty new problem, so they're not a priority, but they will be a MAJOR problem if not addressed early. At the risk of being the "broken record," as I've stated this over and over, one...
Forum: General Discussion 08-27-2020, 03:51 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,787
Posted By Grant
A good point. Just saying that an aging...

A good point. Just saying that an aging population might require more of those specialized services. Again, also requires inordinate levels of ($) resources. And the Huggins ER is great! Been patched...
Forum: General Discussion 08-27-2020, 01:21 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,787
Posted By Grant
Good point -- and not only more doctors, more...

Good point -- and not only more doctors, more comprehensive service. Case-in-point: My brother and his family recently spent a week in Moultonborough. His daughter (11) developed an inflamed...
Forum: General Discussion 08-25-2020, 08:55 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 10,158
Posted By Grant
Great -- so pee could be a contributing factor to...

Great -- so pee could be a contributing factor to the annual "Lake Snot" blooms. I wonder if they are more prevalent in Braun area.

I'm not going diving there to investigate!
Forum: General Discussion 08-25-2020, 08:48 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 10,158
Posted By Grant
Yeah -- with all the construction around the...

Yeah -- with all the construction around the lake, the introduction of Canada geese, and increase in population, the water quality has def taken a hit. Cyanobacteria (also called "blue-green algae")...
Forum: General Discussion 08-25-2020, 08:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,538
Posted By Grant
Bummer...always a big part of our September stay....

Bummer...always a big part of our September stay.

Hopefully it will be back next year.

Meanwhile, restaurants are all open for inside dining. You'd think Moultonborough would recognize that...
Forum: Winni Wildlife 08-17-2020, 09:27 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,681
Posted By Grant
For years, one of the arguments against there...

For years, one of the arguments against there being any in the region has been, "Well, why hasn't anyone found a dead one?" I think about it this way: There are way more moose and bear in the state...
Forum: Winni Wildlife 08-17-2020, 07:48 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,681
Posted By Grant
NH Mountain Lion Blog

There's a pretty cool blog on this subject that I bookmarked years ago after reading various accounts (including the Ossipee Mountains trace mentioned above). Lots of reader-provided sightings, and...
Forum: General Discussion 08-12-2020, 07:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,388
Posted By Grant
The BBQ joint right in Center Harbor is great! ...

The BBQ joint right in Center Harbor is great!

So is the little bookstore in the Heath's center.
Forum: General Discussion 08-11-2020, 03:16 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,535
Posted By Grant
Our family had the same place for nearly 70 years...

Our family had the same place for nearly 70 years in Tuftonboro, and we were forced to sell when one of the second-gen owners demanded to be bought out. At the time (2012), I had 3 kids in college,...
Forum: Covid-19 Discussions & Information 07-07-2020, 02:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,541
Posted By Grant
Impressive, considering NH's proximity to the...

Impressive, considering NH's proximity to the hotspot that is MA, and in light of the number of MA residents who visit the state for work, and the Lakes Region on weekends, etc.

Then again, NH's...
Forum: General Discussion 06-12-2020, 12:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,713
Posted By Grant
As it should be--and hope you can keep it that...

As it should be--and hope you can keep it that way. And yes, sometimes you don't truly understand how fortunate until it's gone. My family had the same place from 1945-2012, and has been on the Lake...
Forum: Covid-19 Discussions & Information 06-08-2020, 08:39 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,408
Posted By Grant
Belknap is closed -- the email went out a few...

Belknap is closed -- the email went out a few weeks ago.

Ditto for its "sister" camp, Huckins, in Freedom.

A real shame for some of the smaller camps that may not have the financial wherewithal...
Forum: Covid-19 Discussions & Information 06-02-2020, 12:10 PM
Replies: 330
Views: 32,863
Posted By Grant
Exactly. Down here in PA, Target, WalMart, and...

Exactly. Down here in PA, Target, WalMart, and Costco are all open and doing brisk business, yet the local family-owned garden center remains shuttered during their busiest (break-even) time of the...
Forum: Covid-19 Discussions & Information 06-02-2020, 11:52 AM
Replies: 330
Views: 32,863
Posted By Grant
I think a real tell-tale litmus test of the...

I think a real tell-tale litmus test of the validity of continuing the lockdowns will come in the coming days, when we see if all this urban protesting results in "spikes" in infection. They say ~80%...
Forum: Covid-19 Discussions & Information 05-21-2020, 03:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,546
Posted By Grant
@georgefelt You had me at "Add it all up and...

@georgefelt

You had me at "Add it all up and welcome to the train wreck..."

So true.
Forum: General Discussion 05-14-2020, 02:25 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 11,238
Posted By Grant
Well, I used to say it was from our dock. But I...

Well, I used to say it was from our dock. But I think upthesaukee nailed it with "where you are at the lake at sunset."

Case in point: this one from the bow of the Mount.
Forum: Covid-19 Discussions & Information 05-04-2020, 08:46 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 15,451
Posted By Grant
Here's an example of how broken the system is: I...

Here's an example of how broken the system is: I just received a stimulus check for my mother, who died two years ago.

The check, made out to her, with my name and address listed as "c/o," even...
Forum: General Discussion 04-15-2020, 09:45 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 12,418
Posted By Grant
My family had a place in Melvin Village, just...

My family had a place in Melvin Village, just south of the old Wawbeek, from 1945 to 2012. So I spent every summer from birth (1961) until the day before the property changed hands (10/8/12) right...
Forum: General Discussion 04-15-2020, 08:57 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 18,003
Posted By Grant
Foiled...

I read the subject line for this thread and got all excited about a potential new dive site. As in SCUBA.

Oh well.

:(
Forum: General Discussion 04-02-2020, 10:15 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 27,362
Posted By Grant
Ice-Out Guesses

Where are this year's ice-out guesses posted?

Can't find them to save my life.
Forum: General Discussion 01-23-2020, 12:08 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,000
Posted By Grant
Love my Traeger, and agree with the earlier...

Love my Traeger, and agree with the earlier comment about getting the big one. I've smoked the Thanksgiving turkey on it the past two years (bourbon brined), and it was fantastic.

As far as...
Forum: General Discussion 09-30-2019, 12:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,529
Posted By Grant
Divers wearing drysuits (or even wetsuits) can...

Divers wearing drysuits (or even wetsuits) can get into the lake BEFORE ice-out.
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