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Box 775 Fort St James, BC V0J 1P0
located on Babine Lake south of Topley Landing
1-250-996-1068  ¦  fishing@spindrift.bc.ca

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from Spindrift Lodge! - 2016


December 3, 2016


Hello, Merry Christmas and happy holidays from Spindrift Lodge. Some light snow, bit of ice forming on the edges of the lake. Everything is winter quiet.

Our travels over the winter and spring took us as far east as Alberta and as far away as Portugal where John’s daughter Kim was married. Alberta was slow economically. The wedding was lovely. The happy couple happy. The visit with friends and family really nice.

Our time at the lodge this past year was very busy. We had the pleasure of hosting quite a few large groups. Lots of old and new friends. Lots of laughter and good memories by the campfire.  

June and July were good for Rainbow and Char. August was busy with Sockeye. We thought the lake would be really low by August but there was a lot of rain over the summer and the lake level actually rose. Good for the fish and good for launching boats at the docks.

There was the usual list of projects undertaken and completed;  of most interest is another 50ft of Candock. Those little grey cubes are working well. It’s really amazing that something as light as this material can stick so tightly to the water, particularly when its rough. 

The fall took us over to 5 mile where we spent a month at our cabin.  Our weekly trips to Smithers let us visit with old friends. Smithers will always be like a second home to us; the mountain and ski area, the local businesses that we know so well and of course the people.

Winter is here again as I write this letter. We will leave Fort St James after Christmas. This is the first time that we will pick up our RV in Qualicum Beach on Vancouver Island. From there we will take the RV along the Oregon Coast.

Just a quick note to wish everyone much happiness with their families over the holidays. Please be happy, be safe and be good to each other. All the best for the new year.

Look forward to seeing you in 2017. John, Lynda and Ben.


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