15 Mar
2015
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Peaceful Church in Bala

This is a church in Bala near the Bala Falls. It was very quiet on a cold winters day when I passed by recently. Only a few people around on snowmobiles. I believe they use this church to sell arts and crafts now.

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08 Mar
2015
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Waiting for the Kee

I took a drive past the Kee to Bala recently and noticed lots of sled activity visiting the pub next door. Looking forward to those hot sweaty nights listening to some fine tunes at the Kee.
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05 Mar
2015
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You’ve Got Mail

I finally made it up to Muskoka and was able to spend some time taking a few photos. I visited Foots Bay where there is good access to Lake Joe and noticed this mail box on the side of the road.
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21 Feb
2015
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In The Dead Silence of Winter

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01 Feb
2015
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Catching a Buzz

Roadside distractions. Perhaps a honey farm near by or Buzz lives here?

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25 Jan
2015
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We say Eh – you say Y’all

I have not made it up north as often this winter. For the lack of photographic content I couldn’t resist posting this. Cheers!- especially  to my American friends.



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10 Jan
2015
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Snowmageddon

If you haven’t made it up to cottage country lately and were curious about the weather, here is a photo from yesterday in Muskoka. There has been constant snow falling since the start of the new year. Great for the sleds but not so great for those wanting to travel the roads. Thanks to Leslie for supplying the photo.
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23 Dec
2014
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Merry Ho Ho

Merry Christmas, Season’s Greetings, Happy Hanukkah and Happy Mall Shopping. Have a wonderful winter solstice and I wish you good health, happiness, and prosperity in the New Year!
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12 Dec
2014
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Icey Dicey Docks

The ice-out bubblers and illuminated warning signs are installed. I noticed the water levels to be high for this time of year. I like to have the ice cleared from forming around boathouses and docks. The Ministry will drop the lake levels on some lakes at some point leaving tons of ice hanging which can cause serious structural damage. Sledders and people out on the ice need to be properly warned of these open and dangerous areas.

 

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04 Dec
2014
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Don’t Spook the Moose

I have seen Moose around Muskoka and of course there are more frequent sightings as you travel north or go deeper into the woods. I almost hit two of them that were running down a dark road one night. These large beasts can stand close to 7 feet tall and weigh up to 1500 lbs. They are normally not very aggressive but if you cross paths or annoy them they can be nasty.  Don’t Spook the Moose.



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25 Nov
2014
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The Eleventh Month

If you haven’t heard, Muskoka and area has experienced some significant snow fall recently. I was hoping for one of those slow transitions where the snow would arrive in some leisurely way around Christmas. That doesn’t seem to happen much anymore. This year it arrived with a wallop. I hope you have all of your outside work completed.
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04 Nov
2014
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Last Ride

I usually keep the machines in as long as I can and that’s usually up to when we start seeing snow. My last ride of the season was on Lake Rosseau around the Venetian group of Islands. The colors have disappeared and so have most of the seasonal residents. There has been a few small snow flurries and it won’t be long until Muskoka gets blasted with old man winter. The season has switched.
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22 Oct
2014
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Video – Flying Above the Bala Falls

Someone shared this beautiful video of Bala Falls with me. It was taken from a drone in and around the Bala Falls. You can see the Muskoka fall colors and the beautiful cascading waterfalls. I recommend you play it in full screen with the highest resolution you can.



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15 Oct
2014
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The Brand

You don’t need a big expensive camera to get some decent photos. Experimenting with an iPad camera in the warm fall weather.
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08 Oct
2014
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A View from the Top

The view from the top of the Dorset Lookout Tower. It can be a bit of a shaky walk up the stairs especially when the winds are blowing. The tower is about 100 feet high and the overall elevation is about 500 feet over the Lake of Bays.
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03 Oct
2014
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Peaking

If you are interested in experiencing the fall colors in cottage country, now would be a good time. Many areas are currently at peak. Visit the Algonquin Park fall color report page for updates. Also check out the parks live webcam here

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01 Oct
2014
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Cavalcade of Color

The fall colors are extra brilliant this year in Muskoka. I was out for a ride on Lake Rosseau recently and noticed this small aircraft anchored in a quiet bay with a pretty color backdrop. I hope you get out and take some of this beauty in.
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23 Sep
2014
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All Alone

I started out early as the sun was beginning to peek above the horizon. I was concerned about the sound of my engine awakening people as they lie nestled between their sheets. The air was cool and crisp and the lake was as still as it ever gets. I was all alone and it was good.

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18 Sep
2014
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As long as we can sail away

While traveling on Lake Joseph recently I noticed this property with a tepee on it. You really don’t see tepee’s very often and this is the second one I’ve spotted this season. The other is located on Tobins Island, Lake Rosseau. I wonder if there is any real cultural or historical significance at these locations?

I could live inside a tepee
I could die in Penthouse thirty-five
You could lose me on the freeway
But I would still make it back alive.

~ Neil Young, Sail Away

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11 Sep
2014
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Diplomatic Scavengers

While traveling around the lakes I notice that the only birds that hang out with the cormorants are the seagulls. I suspect the opportunistic gulls hang around picking up the fish scraps that the cormorants drop. A diplomatic scavenger of sorts.  Ahhh excuse me sir, don’t mind me while I borrow these french fries.

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