English island camp on Lake Minitaki was extra special because we were finally able to align our vacation with other family members. In total, 8 of us plus a puppy made it to the island at the same time. This made for good company, lots of laughs and amazing meals. Unlike last year, the water levels were high enough to go fishing, which resulted in several breaded pickerel feasts accompanied with wild rice or potato and grilled veggies. On non fish days, we dined on steaks or pasta with italian sausage with fresh Ontario corn grilled on the BBQ and an assortment of salads such as German potato salad, warm mushroom salad with dijon vinagrette, green bean and mandarin orange salad with candied pecans. Not bad for supposedly roughing it in the woods!
It was great spending time with our extended family on this peaceful, beautiful island.