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. [...]

14 09, 2022

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 15 September 2022

By |2022-09-14T19:26:31+00:00September 14th, 2022|Market Watch|0 Comments

September is a fine time for walking in the woods. Days are warm, swarming insects few, and the sights and sounds of the forest point towards seasonal change. The forest canopy has thinned, animals are busy gathering and tucking away their winter store and the occasional branch is flamed in bright red, standing proud against [...]

18 08, 2022

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 18 August 2022

By |2022-08-17T14:13:23+00:00August 18th, 2022|Market Watch|0 Comments

Photo courtesy of Peter Hermann Wooden boats. There was a time when all pleasurecraft were made of wood: runabouts, sedans (fixed tops), cabin cruisers. Name it and it was in wood. For a small market, Muskoka had a lot of boat builders. Part of the reason was location… it was hard to get to Muskoka. [...]

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 [...]

28 07, 2022

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 28 July 2022

By |2022-07-27T20:40:32+00:00July 28th, 2022|Market Watch|0 Comments

The nights are slowly lengthening and, if the early mornings in these parts are anything to go by, they are cooling too. With the cool comes clearer skies. After sunset, the sky takes a page from the Webb telescope. As far as the eye can see there are points of light. Magnificent! On the dock, [...]

21 07, 2022

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 21 July 2022

By |2022-07-21T03:16:06+00:00July 21st, 2022|Market Watch|0 Comments

Come on in! The water’s fine💦, they said. Up until a week ago the waters in these parts were definitely on the refreshing side. Some might say cold. With heat of the last few days there’s been a definite closing of the tolerance gap. Super heated bodies need to cool down and, for the more [...]

14 07, 2022

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 14 July 2022

By |2022-07-14T03:52:43+00:00July 14th, 2022|Market Watch|0 Comments

Dog days of summer. Named for the brightest star in the summer sky, Sirius. It’s found in Canis Major, the dog constellation. The star has little to do with dogs lazing around in the sun... Although when it comes to dock time, lazing around in the sun is pretty nice - especially with an ice [...]

2 06, 2022

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 2 June 2022

By |2022-06-01T17:30:08+00:00June 2nd, 2022|Market Watch|0 Comments

June strolls in and kicks back. Days are long and dock time is upon us. For some, early morning is best. Calm waters. Birds doing their bird things. If you’re lucky, a loon will be laughing or a merganser will glide by with its fleet of little ones paddling like mad to keep up. Shore [...]

12 05, 2022

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 12 May 2022

By |2022-11-28T15:58:15+00:00May 12th, 2022|Market Watch|0 Comments

Trillium. Our Provincial flower. Its 3 pointed bloom is easily recognized by graphic representation on official documents of Ontario; Driver’s Licenses and Health Cards. We see the flower almost every day throughout the year. And yet, as it is now, with hardwood bushes being full of them carpeting the forest floor, we have to stop [...]

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 [...]