Wow- the camp road certainly seems shorter after walking in on foot all winter! After emptying the first carload of in kind donations of the season, the two of us headed to the waterfront... one of my favorite places at camp. I was noticing how sandy the shore is and the ridges in the sand that the waves had made, when I noticed a tadpole!!! A big one! With 4 legs and a tail!! We climbed up into the lifeguard chair for a better view. The wind whipped at us...I desperately wanted to go in a canoe (much more than I wanted to clean the kitchen...) Suddenly, what looked like an alligator appeared in section 2 of the swim area. I, notorious for screeching in excitment upon sighting wildlife, leaped up and squinted my eyes. For the next 10 minutes, we gazed on a muskrat (or was it a little otter??) ripple in and out of the surface of the water. We could see that the tail was long and thin, not a beaver! The creature played along the shore by the buddy board, headed past Willows and towards the floating bridge and out of sight. We climbed down the ladder as 2 geese honked over head and returned to main camp. Many thanks to those volunteers who came to help this time - keep your eyes on the calendar for the next work weekend...we are looking forward to many helping hands and fun adventures this season!