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Thu 25 Oct 2007
I finally refound this great spot after a few repeated attempts. I was trying to find it by memory. In the 60's my parents and myself and brothers stayed at a cottage here, a couple of different years. We lived in Windsor and had been staying different years at my dad's uncle Arch's cottages on Sauble River, not far away. But I guess somehow they found this nice camp and my mother chose it because it had a christian theme to it. We had lots of fun, it was good fishing, and there was a neat little restaurant/bookstore that we loved too. At 6 am. (it seemed, though maybe it was later like 7 or 8) a bell would ring from a small tower on the building and an announcement would come over the speaker about the days activities etc. We never participated in any activities, just made our own fun. It had even a small chapel if you wanted. The fishing was good too. I think my dad said in later years it was his favorite place.
Then in the 80's we went back and stayed a couple of different years again, this time with our own little motorboat. The fishing was still great and everything was still the same. I remember how we laughed when my mother half fell in the water when she was trying to get in the boat.
Then this past fall I revisited the place again, just for memories, and I couldn't belive it but the place is almost exactly the same as it was in the 80's, and the 60's! The cottages are the same, the little restaurant/bookstore, the little chapel, the place where you launch your boat and where you park. Unbelievable. Everything kept up but not changed, except I think there was one little new building for something or other. I'll always remember Chesley Lake Camp. My parents are dead and so is one of my brothers who was there too. My other brothers are not into cottaging or camping anymore so it's an end of a family era. Oh well. More memories for other people now to have I guess.