24 11, 2022

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 24 November 2022

By |2022-11-23T20:24:57+00:00November 24th, 2022|Market Watch|0 Comments

Photo Credit: Crystal Vienneau, Muskoka Realtor The calendar is pretty precise. We have equinoxes in spring and fall… actually those events are considered to be the beginning of the season. Vernal and Autumnal equinox is how they are known. Likewise, the longest and shortest days are considered to be the beginning of their seasons. We’re [...]

10 11, 2022

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 10 November 2022

By |2022-11-09T21:17:21+00:00November 10th, 2022|Market Watch|0 Comments

Traditions change. It used to be there were two seasons for cottagers. 💦Water on and water off❄️. Water on marked the opening of the season, usually early May. While water off often happened at 🦃Thanksgiving or shortly after. I remember childhood Thanksgivings focused as much on closing up for winter as having Turkey. Mornings with [...]

27 10, 2022

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 27 October 2022

By |2022-10-26T16:00:26+00:00October 27th, 2022|Market Watch|0 Comments

The last leaf clings to the bough and the forest floor is covered in gold. Time to go leaf kicking! On the water, managed levels are down in preparation for the coming freeze. Boats are still out on the water though. What some people still have to learn, is passage ways are not the same. [...]

11 08, 2022

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 11 August 2022

By |2022-08-10T17:44:37+00:00August 11th, 2022|Market Watch|0 Comments

There was a time when culture here reflected how well you could fish, play cards or paddle a canoe. From time to time for extreme culture, a boat trip to Bala and Dunn’s Pavilion (today The Kee) or an evening in the Opera House in Gravenhurst put icing on the cake. Of course there were [...]

21 04, 2022

MarketWATCH Muskoka: April 21, 2022

By |2022-04-21T05:18:25+00:00April 21st, 2022|Market Watch|0 Comments

  Last weekend opened up the lakes. Some bays still had ice which had blown in. But for the most part, the water was open. We saw boats, both motorized and people powered, 2 paddle boards, several pwc’s and one skier (in a wet suit). On top of that, several folk we know had their [...]

13 04, 2022

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 13 April 2022

By |2022-04-13T01:50:42+00:00April 13th, 2022|Market Watch|0 Comments

  Snowdrops seem like a ruse. They give a little hope (and joy) before the next dump of snow or bout of freezing rain. Crocuses on the other hand, closely followed by Cilla, are an affirmation. The ground is warming up (finally) and winter has lost its grip. There may yet be a dump (look [...]

18 08, 2021

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 18 August 2021

By |2021-08-17T22:49:50+00:00August 18th, 2021|Market Watch|0 Comments

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 18 August 2021 In ‘normal’ years there’s a rhythm. Summer flows to a beat. At the beginning there’s a huge ‘Ahhh’. The release of tension and anticipation of dock time, new tricks to learn on the board, summer friends (the lifelong kind you only see in summer), fire pits and s’mores. The rituals [...]

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. [...]

26 05, 2021

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 25 May 2021

By |2022-11-28T16:02:13+00:00May 26th, 2021|Market Watch|0 Comments

Photo 200091254 © John Twynam 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 want to go is by [...]