21 07, 2021

MarketWATCH Muskoka: Dog Days of Summer

By |2021-07-20T10:56:37+00:00July 21st, 2021|Market Watch|0 Comments

Photo by Nima Sarram on Unsplash We’re in the middle. Middle of what? you ask. Dog days, comes the reply. From about July 3 until August 10 this year, are the dog days of summer. The Romans referred to this time as ‘diès canicularès’’ because the sun was nearest to Sirius, the brightest star visible [...]

14 07, 2021

MarketWATCH Muskoka: Come on in, the water’s fine!

By |2021-07-13T16:44:28+00:00July 14th, 2021|Market Watch|0 Comments

Photo by Blake Wheeler on Unsplash MarketWATCH Muskoka: Come on in, the water’s fine! “Come on in, the water’s fine!” Is a call of summer, along with “Last one in!” Cooling off is a ritual we enjoy at any age. Splash contests … can openers, Canadaball’s (as our kids called them), jumping from the boathouse [...]

7 07, 2021

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 6 July 2021

By |2021-07-06T21:17:26+00:00July 7th, 2021|Market Watch|0 Comments

Photo by Tim Mossholder on Unsplash The first full week of July. Almost normal. Renters are in place, lakes are busy, shops are open and patios are appropriately distanced. What’s different? Camps are closed and remain quiet. Caterpillars aren’t noisy either, but they are certainly eating their way through the canopy. Underfoot they are slippery. [...]

30 06, 2021

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 30 June 2021

By |2021-06-29T22:55:35+00:00June 30th, 2021|Market Watch|0 Comments

Definitely summer! This time last year, COVID ruled. People were striving to isolate, learning to work from home and some were determining where home would be. There was an influx of new residents throughout cottage country. This year as we begin to open up and feel more confident, masking and distancing feel less of an [...]

23 06, 2021

MarketWATCH Muskoka: Summer is Here!

By |2021-06-22T21:33:46+00:00June 23rd, 2021|Market Watch|0 Comments

Photo by Ian Wagg on Unsplash Summer. It’s here! The lakes are warming up, sunsets are glorious and for the first time in a long while it’s difficult to find a parking space on the main drag. Cottagers are back and there’s a general note of happiness in the air. Something we’ve missed for quite [...]

16 06, 2021

MarketWATCH Muskoka: Summer Solstice Edition

By |2021-06-15T16:11:43+00:00June 16th, 2021|Market Watch|0 Comments

Photo by Kristopher Roller on Unsplash   Before our next MarketWatch we will have marked our longest day of the year and formal entry into summer. The solstice. It’s a time steeped in the mists of time and the minds of humans. Structures like Stonehenge and megaliths like Abu Simbel are probably fairly recent in [...]

9 06, 2021

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 9 June 2021

By |2021-06-08T18:38:40+00:00June 9th, 2021|Market Watch|0 Comments

Photo Credit: © Pictureguy66 The oldest cottage standing on the Big 3 lakes of Muskoka was built in 1868. It’s on an island in Lake Joseph and is truly a summer cottage. Verandah on 3 sides. A summer kitchen off the back. No insulation. High ceilings on the main floor, large windows of glass imported [...]

2 06, 2021

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 2 June 2021

By |2021-06-01T22:11:53+00:00June 2nd, 2021|Market Watch|0 Comments

Cottage country. What comes to mind first? That old cottage smell? The slamming screen door? S’mores? Loons laughing? For each of us there’s a trigger. Running off the dock is one. Jumping from the boathouse roof is another. Just messing about in boats, whether canoes or tinnies. There’s something about summers at the lake that [...]

26 05, 2021

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 25 May 2021

By |2021-05-26T00:11:40+00:00May 26th, 2021|Market Watch|0 Comments

Photo 200091254 © John Twynam MarketWATCH Muskoka: 25 May 2021 Out on the water in an evening is the test. Test for what? You ask. Test for summer is the answer. During the off season, lakes are darker. Yes, some land lights are visible but navigation is a land form thing. Getting to where you [...]

19 05, 2021

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 19 May 2021

By |2021-05-18T20:16:12+00:00May 19th, 2021|Market Watch|0 Comments

Photo by Jonas Denil For many of us, May 24 means the beginning of summer. For older generations it was Victoria Day, Firecracker Day, a time of celebrating a long dead Queen’s birthday. But still it marked something special. Warm weather, rounding the clubhouse turn of the school year and racing to the finish line [...]