MarketWATCH Muskoka Autumn. This week is classic. Warm days, cool nights, gentle breezes. Morning mists, glasslike waters and no bugs. Perfect for paddle boarding, taking the kayak out or just soaking in dock time. It's a time to decompress and marvel. Leaves are starting to turn. There's the occasional flash of brilliant red as one [...]
Making waves. We try to make waves from very early days, splashing the bath or in puddles on the street, cannonballs in swimming pools and jumping off the dock. We graduate to making longer waves by leaving wakes behind paddle boats, row boats and, for the lucky ones, tinnies with 9.9's. Making waves comes naturally. [...]
"On the level" has a lot of meaning. From a building perspective we all want to know work was done on the level. We want our counters level, our floors level and our windows and doors level so they open and shut easily. In relationships we want to know we're being treated fairly and what [...]
Although we have a short burst of warmer weather this week, Friday last saw the first frost in Muskoka. The forests responded and our hillsides and shorelines are resplendent in the reds and golds of autumn. The next 10 days will be glorious and just in time for Bala's annual Cranberry Festival all weekend long. [...]
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 [...]
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.
MarketWATCH Muskoka: 15 November 2017 Santa came to Bala last week and he's coming to Port Carling this weekend, heading to Bracebridge on December 3rd, with Gravenhurst and Huntsville yet to be visited. Bala's famed Trek to Bethlehem is in another couple of weeks. If you've never experienced it, take your children and grandchildren...it's a [...]