Brandy Hill Island was more amazing than we expected. The view from the loft is especially beautiful in the morning. I thought we would "sleep in" on vacation. Not a chance. Could not bear to waste precious time on BHI. We started most mornings making breakfast on the grill followed by canoeing to the back of the island for fishing. Great fishing! We catch and release but caught about 80 fish. I know this because we had a wager for the week. We caught several nice bass, perch and many large sunfish, bluegills and crappies. Multiple trips to the Country Store for dillies, very convenient for any basic supplies and bait. The beach was our favorite area, spent the majority of our days there. Swimming, sunning and floating on rafts. We were impressed with the lake water. Very clean, clear and a comfortable temperature for swimming. The pontoon was enjoyable. We took several evening cruises but did not use it as much as we thought we would. It is a necessity of course to get to the mainland, but you really do not need it for much else as everything you need is on or around the island. We had beautiful weather, temperature was in the 80's all week.No need for air conditioning, the breeze makes everything comfortable inside and outside of the house. We had plenty of water and electricity. Island living is different but if you follow the handbook you will have everything you need.
We spent one day in Putnam - very close and great antique shops. Enjoyed lunch at The Crossing(old train station). Great food and service.
Rich and Diane - it was a pleasure meeting you. We really enjoyed your company. Hope to see you again one day. Also enjoyed a visit on the mainland with your friends and enjoyed the fresh garden vegetables they shared with us. The tremendous amount of time and love that you have both invested is BHI is apparent in every detail. We have 7 days of unforgettable memories. Thank you for sharing your little piece of paradise with us!