Last Saturday the boys and their boats put on their show in Port Carling with the Muskoka Lakes Association biennial Antique Boat Show. The sight was one to behold. Ditchburn, Duke, Minett Shields, SeaBird, Greavette were all there as well as many others. Fine craftsmanship, beautiful lines, wonderful finishes with sounds to match. The burble [...]
We know the forest is dry. A fire ban is in effect. One day last week we could smell the smoke from Parry Sound 33 an 11,000 hectare burn north and west of Parry Sound more than 150 kms away. On the upside, smoke haze leads to great sunsets. We understand, too, that forest fires [...]
Canada Day has come and gone. Some are still talking about fireworks. The shows were magnificent. Another show for this week is the Annual ACBS (Antique and Classic Boat Society) Show held this Saturday at Gravenhurst Wharf. All the dock spaces are filled. There's no more exhibitor space available. For the second year there's no [...]
All week our daytime temps are in the mid 20's or better. Feeling a lot like summer! Stick your toe in though, and only the most hardy will take it much further. The water's still in a state of spring. Those warm days we mentioned above are only half the story. The other half, the [...]
Bullet dodged. There was concern that later than usual ice out would have ramifications of a flooding kind. Not so this year! Exactly 12 months ago docks on Lake Muskoka were underwater and Rosseau and Joe were recording some of the highest water levels seen above the locks. The Muskoka River was raging and the [...]
This is it! May 2-4. The first long weekend of the season. Our summer friends are returning. Cottages will be opened, BBQ's heated up and firepits ignited for the first batch of s'mores. Our summer ritual begins.
A summer tradition in cottage country is the fire pit. Whether it's the sweetness of s'mores, the closeness of companionship or the warmth of flickering firelight, the fire pit is a celebration of night and a day well spent. It's easy to get lost in thought, mesmerized by glowing coals. There's an inward intimacy of [...]
Spring is officially here. We know by the date, by the Cottage Life Show having come and gone, The Muskoka Spring Art Show was held last weekend and Muskoka Highlands says 3 nights of 8C weather and the course is open. We also know it's spring because the roads are heaving as frost departs, some [...]