After our hot trip up the Buffalo Point Trail I was ready for a swim in the lake. We stopped at Bridger Bay, the only public beach available on the island. However, one look at the distance I would have to walk under the hot burning sun to get to the water, I changed my mind and decided instead to join John in the nearby cool cafe for lunch. The picture below should give you an idea of the distance needed to hike from the beach house and cafe, across a short boardwalk and then a great expanse of beach before getting to the lake. The brown-roofed building in the picture below is the cafe. The lake is indeed experiencing a shortage of water! It is hard to believe that in 1982 the island was flooded and needed to be closed for ten years.