|The crew with some of the collection equipment|
|The captain and first mate performing analysis|
|Water samples collected for testing|
Of course, even when doing the important business of collecting water samples, the highlight of the day was seeing the loons and their chick!
|The water collection crew deeply engrossed in their duties|
|The subject of their attention|
|LRCT/Lake Wicwas Association Paddle|
|Taking a nap on mom or dad's back|
|Three of the four loons having their own social event|
Following the paddle was the annual Lake Wicwas Association barbecue, hosted again by the very generous Blake family. It was another great event with many lake members enjoying the opportunity to catch up with friends old and new, along with devouring some great eats! If you missed it, be sure to put it on your calendar for next year. Many thanks go to Lavon and Wayne for hosting and being the star BBQ chef!
Now an update on Tardy: At 12 days old all seems to be going well. Both parents are spending a lot of time fishing for the little one. On one occasion we saw father fishing while mother stayed close to Tardy, keeping her or him safe.
|The family on a fishing trip|
|Mon with Tardy|
|Dad! Are you serious?|
|Fine then, I'll eat it myself!|
|Now that's more like it|
|Tardy and mom|