Woolybear Weekend and Wonderfull Weather….

This weekend could be a “Bear”, and that’s a good thing.

Well, it’s that time of year again. The Woolybear Festival arrives in Vermilion and with it some terrific temps for boaters.

For those of you unfamiliar with the Woolybear festival it started as a small project of Dick Goddard involving the forecasting of winter, and grew over the years to nearly 100,000 folks visiting our little town.  The Woolybear Caterpillar is said to be a great predictor of the upcoming winter season. The thicker the coat, and varied dimensions of the Woolybears rings the harsher the winter and then again the lighter the coat and coloring the fairer the cold conditions are said to be.

Of course it’s more then just about bugs, there will be entertainment, food stuffs and all kinds of family friendly activity throughout the downtown.

This all takes place Sunday the 24th.

What this means for Romp’s Dockers

Not much will change here at Romp’s. You still will be able to access the marina like usual, and your dockside parking will not be affected. There will be kids out front of the marina parking cars for Vermilion Soccer club. They will let any marina dockers pass without issue.

The only thing you need concern yourselfs with will be traffic. There will be a lot of folks coming into town, and a parade at mid-day closing downtown. So if your coming out to the boat, our suggestion is come early and avoid the rush.  More on Woolybear activites here…@ http://vermilionchamber.net/

That said the forecast could not be better for both Bears and Boaters

Your weekend forecast:
TODAY
South winds 10 knots or less becoming northeast. Sunny.
Waves 1 foot or less.

TONIGHT
Northeast winds 10 knots or less becoming southeast.
Mostly clear. Waves 1 foot or less.

FRIDAY
Southeast winds 10 knots or less becoming northeast.
Sunny. Waves 1 foot or less.

FRIDAY NIGHT
Northeast winds 5 to 10 knots becoming light and
variable. Mostly clear. Waves 1 foot or less.

SATURDAY
Light and variable winds. Waves 1 foot or less.

SUNDAY
Light and variable winds. Waves 1 foot or less.

Road Work Complete..We thank you.

Marina Back to normal, come out and play!

We were able to get the scheduled road  work done in one day (yesterday) so the marina is back to normal, all parking restrictions lifted. We truly appreciate everyone’s cooperation and patience as it was quite an undertaking. But the roads look great and should provide you with a smooth ride for years to come.

Not that the work is complete, we hope you have a chance to get out and get some perch in the coming weeks. Again, we thank you and hope to see you dockside!

Road Work Ahead…Please read.

Excuse our dust… We’re making a better marina.

We have an important bit of news in that the Romp’s Marina Road will be closed temporarily on Sept 18-19-20, and will be inaccessible to cars. We are having the roads sealed, which has to be done prior to pulling  boats and storing them.

If you have boating plans for any of those days just park at the Marina Store/Office and we will either bring your boat to you at the gas dock, or take you to your boat. So there will be no interruption of boat access.

The whole process should only take a day, but we have to reserve other dates in case of bad weather. We appreciate your understanding and patience. Please contact us if your have any questions.

“R” hours and yours…The Fall Schedule.

The times are a changing…

Well is was a pretty good run, but with the passing of Labor Day Weekend we also mush pass along information about “R” fall schedule.

First, with the passing of Labor Day both the Pool and Putter Port are now closed for the season. We thank all those who stopped by and enjoyed their time with us. We really appreciate the support!

Next up, our store/gas dock hours will revert to the fall schedule: Store/Office/Gas Dock open 9-5 daily.

Dairy Dock Closes soon

Also, the Dairy Dock will be wrapping up operations as September 10th will be the last day of the season for the stand. We really thank everyone who visited the dock this year, we are very grateful for your business.

Road Work Ahead…

Finally we will be performing some basic maintenance on the marina drives, by having the drives sealed, as a result the marina road will be closed Sept 18th-19th-20th. If you plan on boating during that time, just stop in the store and we will bring your boat to the gas dock for you. The marina drives will be inaccessible until the sealant drys.

Please call us if you have any questions, we appreciate your understanding and hope to see you dockside at Romp’s Lake Erie Marina.

Celebrate Labor Day by not working!

Abraham Lincoln once said that “Labor is the superior of capitol” and boy did he get that right. As all the hardworking folks who dock at Romp’s can attest, this weekend is well deserved time off from the daily grind and time to have some fun.

Labor Day also brings with it a change in seasons at our home-port. This will be the last weekend of the season for the pool as it closes for the year on Tuesday Sept 5th. So we hope you get out and make a splash!

Finally, we also have to add that Putter-Port will be open from 1pm to 10pm Sat-Sun-Mon this weekend, then will close for the season. So now is the time to get the crew onto the back 9.

Your weekend forecast (NWS):

TODAY
North winds 10 to 15 knots becoming northeast 15 to
20 knots. A slight chance of showers through early afternoon.
Waves 1 to 3 feet building to 3 to 5 feet…then subsiding to
2 to 4 feet. Waves occasionally around 6 feet.

TONIGHT
Northeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Partly cloudy. Waves
2 to 4 feet building to 3 to 5 feet. Waves occasionally around
6 feet.

FRIDAY
East winds 15 to 25 knots. Mostly sunny. Waves 3 to
6 feet. Waves occasionally around 7 feet.

FRIDAY NIGHT
East winds 15 to 25 knots. Partly cloudy in the
evening…then becoming mostly cloudy. Waves 3 to 6 feet
subsiding to 2 to 4 feet. Waves occasionally around 7 feet.

SATURDAY
East winds 15 to 20 knots becoming southwest and diminishing to 5 to 10 knots. Waves 2 to 4 feet subsiding to 1 foot or less.

SUNDAY
West winds around 10 knots. Waves 1 foot or less.

MONDAY
Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots becoming west. A chance of showers and thunderstorms Monday night. Waves 2 feet or less.

 

In the land of Giants….Get hooked at your home-port!

We know that folks are catching a lot of next years fish, those in the 13-14 size range, then put them back; yet this has also been the year of giants. About once a week someone rolls into the gas dock with a fish story so unbelievable that we ask for photographic proof, and then get it. How cool is that..

The best part of seeing these giants both in pics and some first hand is that it bodes well for the future of angling on Lake Erie. With the high volume of smaller Walleye being caught and released, it looks like a record setting haul is only a year away.

Yet, even in year a year of nice highlights, it makes one wonder how many more pics are out there of these jumbo eyes from the deep, so we thought you might enjoy some of this seasons best.

We hope you have enjoyed the best of the gas docks… hook, line, and sinker edition.

Here’s your weekend forecast (NWS):
TODAY
North winds 5 to 10 knots. A chance of waterspouts from
late morning on. A slight chance of showers from late morning on.
Waves 2 feet or less.

TONIGHT
North winds 5 to 15 knots. Partly cloudy. Waves
building to 1 to 3 feet.

FRIDAY
North winds 5 to 10 knots becoming northeast. Sunny.
Waves 1 to 3 feet subsiding to 2 feet or less.

FRIDAY NIGHT
Northeast winds less than 10 knots. Mostly clear.
Waves 1 foot or less.

SATURDAY
Northeast winds 5 to 10 knots becoming east. Waves 1 foot or less.

SUNDAY
East winds 5 to 15 knots becoming southeast. Waves 1 to 3 feet building to 2 to 4 feet.

 

The Times…They’re a changing.

Well it’s that time of year again, the “Back to School” bug has hit us, as it does every year at this time. As a good bit of our staff head back to further their education, we here at your home-port need to update you on what that means for “R” business hours.

Here goes (by department):

Store/Office & Gas docks:

The Marina Store/Office will be open 8-6 weekdays and 8-7 Fri-Sat-Sun weather permitting, this also applies to the gas docks. Gas and pump-outs during the week may be self-serve.

Putter Port:

Will be open 1pm to 10pm weekends only starting Thursday Aug 24th. It will close for the season after Labor Day Weekend.

Pool:

Will be open 10am – 6:30pm weekends only starting Aug 24th. It will also close after Labor Day Weekend.

Dairy Dock:

The Dock goes to a school schedule, meaning open at 11:30am and closing 9pm on school nights 10pm on Friday and Saturday.

 

We appreciate your understanding and sure hope to see you dockside!

Some days are good…..Summer better!

Sure the pun could use some work, but the point is now would be the best time to enjoy these Summer Days and the great outdoors.  With back to school a first sign of a changing of seasons, and before the kids are stuck inside a building for months, there’s still time to  get out on the water in the fresh air!

Don’t worry about missing your hi-def tv because nature comes in hi-def. Who knows you may encounter some “Jawsome” wild life while your at it.

Or, you can just relax and enjoy the view, a little something for everyone.

We hope to see you dockside at Romp’s Lake Erie Marina!

Your weekend Forecast (NWS):
TODAY
South winds 10 to 15 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots.
A chance of showers and thunderstorms this morning…then showers
and thunderstorms likely this afternoon. Waves 2 feet or less.

TONIGHT
Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots diminishing to 10 to
15 knots. Showers and thunderstorms likely in the evening…then
a chance of showers and thunderstorms overnight. Waves 1 to
3 feet.

FRIDAY
Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots becoming west 15 to
20 knots. Partly sunny. Waves 2 feet or less building to 2 to
4 feet.

FRIDAY NIGHT
West winds 15 to 20 knots diminishing to 10 to
15 knots. Partly cloudy. Waves 2 to 4 feet subsiding to 1 to
3 feet.

SATURDAY
West winds 5 to 15 knots becoming southwest 10 knots or less. A chance of showers and thunderstorms during the day.
Waves 2 feet or less.

SUNDAY
Southwest winds 10 knots or less becoming south. Waves 1 foot or less.

 

There’s a lot of summer left!…

Just because the TV has started showing back to school ads doesn’t mean that Summer is over, far from it. After all, the Perch season hasn’t even started yet, and the Lake is a balmy 72 degrees, perfect for your families swimming, skiing or tubing.

 

The kids will be stuck inside school buildings soon enough, so for now let them get out in the great outdoors and make splash..or maybe hit the greens.

Either way, we are ready for some summer fun and have plenty of great sunsets left…

We hope to see you dockside at Romp’s Lake Erie Marina!

Your weekend forecast (NWS):
TODAY
South winds 10 knots or less becoming variable. A slight
chance of showers and thunderstorms this afternoon. Waves 1 foot
or less.

TONIGHT
Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots becoming southwest.
Mostly cloudy in the evening…then becoming partly cloudy. Waves
1 foot or less.

FRIDAY
Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots. A chance of showers in
the morning…then a chance of showers and thunderstorms in the
afternoon. Waves 1 foot or less.

FRIDAY NIGHT
Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots becoming west. A
chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening. Waves 2 feet
or less.

SATURDAY
West winds 5 to 10 knots becoming north. Waves 2 feet or less.

SUNDAY
North winds 10 knots or less becoming northeast. Waves 1 foot or less.