Social Iso-lake-tion at Jackfish Lake

After a few weeks of social distancing, many craft projects, and probably a little too much baking (banana bread, yum), my boyfriend and I decided to pack up and head to my parent’s cabin for the weekend for a little change of scenery. My family wasn’t planning on being there, so it was the perfect opportunity to get out of the house while still distancing.

With some of the walking trails and bridges closed off in Saskatoon because of the virus, it was nice to get out of the city and walk somewhere without worrying about crossing paths with other people. We packed headlamps and flashlights to enjoy a walk on the lake in the dark, with a cozy fire and movie night afterwards.

Cochin lighthouse, April 4 2020

The next morning we decided to tackle the stairs at the Cochin lighthouse. This also happened to be an extra cold morning, and we were greeted by snow and wind at the top. I packed us a ‘summit’ beer for our trouble and we enjoyed the snowy view from the top.

Later in the afternoon, after eating plenty of snacks, we decided to venture out onto the lake, this time in the daylight. We followed the nicely plowed path that led to a cleared area on the ice which would have been filled with ice fishing shacks a few weeks ago.

Jackfish Lake, April 4 2020 – Can you see the dog?

June happily investigated the snow surrounding the remnants of the village, and treated herself to a piece of frozen fish. She was still excitedly searching when we turned around to walk back, but eventually gave up her quest for more frozen treats and followed us back to the cabin.

April 4, 2020

We enjoyed another movie night and fire, and then packed up the next morning to return to the city. A little lake break is exactly what I needed.

Stay safe everyone!

2 thoughts on “Social Iso-lake-tion at Jackfish Lake

  1. What a lovely place! I’m thankful you were able to go without putting anyone’s safety at risk. One of the troubles we’ve had with the bigger cities in the US is that people have left the bigger cities to “escape” but then accidentally spread the virus to smaller towns. Stay safe, stay well, and take care of each other.

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