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Patiently waiting

June 12, 2014 in Gravenhurst, Lakes, Muskoka

[caption id="attachment_2414" align="aligncenter" width="300"]We go both ways! We go both ways![/caption]   Arriving in Gravenhurst this morning it made sense to check on the ships. There they were. Patiently waiting. Each going its own way. I could imagine the slogan " Coming or going we've got you covered. We go both ways!"

Old Muskoka

June 10, 2014 in Lakes, Muskoka

[caption id="attachment_2409" align="aligncenter" width="946"]Unmistakable Old Muskoka Unmistakable Old Muskoka[/caption] On weekends Muskoka is a busy place. Weekdays it settles back to a languid pace. Gone are the big boats with hemis. In their place the puttputt of one bangers, burbles from 4's and sixes and the occasional roar of a lycoming are the mechanical backdrop to scenes of Old Muskoka  

First sunset of June

June 3, 2014 in Muskoka, summer

[caption id="attachment_2406" align="aligncenter" width="300"]First sunset of June First sunset of June[/caption] Summer sunsets. It's what people pay for. More than any other exposure, Muskoka cottage buyers ask for sunset views. Not just light at the end of the day, they're like that perfect golf shot that keeps you coming back. Art on the canvas of the heavens. The promise of more to come ....  

New boathouse

May 30, 2014 in Muskoka

[caption id="attachment_2402" align="aligncenter" width="300"]Inspired design Inspired design[/caption] A number of years ago bylaws changed in Muskoka Lakes, 300' became the minimum frontage allowable for 2 storey boathouses. As well, height restrictions came into play which limited ability to have attic storage. The resulting boathouses on smaller frontage became boxy and dull. Not here! The designer thought 'outside the box' and created  gracious space filled with light and perfect for waterside entertaining. Delightful!

Testing, testing

May 27, 2014 in Muskoka

[caption id="attachment_2399" align="aligncenter" width="716"]Opened up and no body came Opened up and no body came[/caption] Sitting on a patio in Port Carling on a gorgeous Muskoka afternoon and the drawbridge starts to flap. One side at a time. It took a moment to realize it wan't opened for traffic. It was open for testing. Good thing it wasn't a busy day or Port Crawling would've become Port Stopped.

Milford Bay Pancakes

May 25, 2014 in Muskoka

  [caption id="attachment_2393" align="aligncenter" width="300"]Fire fighters like their fires Fire fighters like their fires[/caption] milford bay sausage man [caption id="attachment_2392" align="aligncenter" width="300"]Plate sized cakes Plate sized cakes[/caption]

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The beasts are back

May 24, 2014 in Muskoka

[caption id="attachment_2389" align="aligncenter" width="300"]The dinosaurs are back The dinosaurs are back[/caption] Seeing these creatures crossing the lake is akin to seeing a prehistoric animal. They don't really fit the picture. But they are essential to island life. Living on the lake has challenges. It looks like the boathouse is sinking. It's not. Water level is still high and a large number of properties still have docks under water.

Freezing fisher

May 19, 2014 in Muskoka, Muskoka, spring

[caption id="attachment_2384" align="aligncenter" width="300"]The morning after The morning after[/caption] Up to his waist in COLD water. It wouldn't take long to develop a chill or worse. In the days of wetsuits and diving, we learned to warm ourselves by peeing in the suit at depth. Maybe that's where all the beer went yesterday? Something has to be keeping him warm ....

May 2-4, the night before

May 18, 2014 in Muskoka

[caption id="attachment_2379" align="aligncenter" width="300"]Almost to the bare walls Almost to the bare walls[/caption] Port Carling on May 2-4 Sunday afternoon. This LCBO is reported to have the highest sales per square foot of any outlet in the province. This holiday weekend people seem to making up for the lack of  Muskoka cottage time so far this year. If this is the night before ... I'm wondering what the morning after will bring? [caption id="attachment_2378" align="aligncenter" width="300"]Decimated Decimated[/caption]

Spring planting

May 17, 2014 in Muskoka

[caption id="attachment_2375" align="aligncenter" width="581"]lettuce agree! spring's bean too long in coming lettuce agree! spring's bean too long in coming[/caption] We're pretty sure McCartney would like it. What about Lennon?

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