Contrary to the story making the rounds, fireworks will not likely be affected by flooding, since the water level is receding some. The slow spring melt with cool weather has caused the waters to rise slowly over a longer period of time than could have been the case. With hot weather coming, the lake is expected to rise a little, but no severe flooding is now predicted.
The re-opening of Bayview's two restaurants is expected soon. The Captain's Wheel will most likely open at the end of this week or the start of next.All this depends on not finding last minute glitches in equipment. Refrigeration doesn't do well when turned off for a couple of years.
Negotiations are under way for the re-opening of the Buttonhook as well. Liquor licence delays may have the restaurant opening without booze, but providing dinner and lunch options. The fate of the Patio is still up in the air, but most likely will not open without a liquor licence.
Camel rides will be available again this year at Bayview Daze, but remember, the fireworks will be Sunday, July 3 this year, a departure from past tradition. This was done so the show would occur in the middle of the holiday week-end.
Warm weather is coming back. Enjoy.
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