31 Jul
2008
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The Dog Days of a Muskoka Summer

I was kicking back taking an afternoon siesta when all of a sudden these two came cruising right by me. I ran and grabbed the camera and was able to get a couple of shots in. The Dog days of summer are upon us.

Girl and Dog in Muskoka



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28 Jul
2008
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Marty’s World Famous in Muskoka Releases their Secret Receipes

Marty’s World Famous is located in Bracebridge (Muskoka) Ontario. This place features BIG Ass apple pies, Butter Tarts to die for and the best bean salad you have ever had. Marty, (yes there is a guy named Marty) has recently revealed his secret recipes in his new cook book. A cool place to visit in the Muskoka area.

Martys world famous Bracebridge



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28 Jul
2008
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A Boathouse near Tobin Island on Lake Rosseau in Muskoka

Muskoka is known for the many unique boat houses along its shoreline. This boathouse is up around Tobin Island on Lake Rosseau.

Muskoka Boathouse



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24 Jul
2008
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Muskoka’s Cormorant Bird Explosion

Here is a close up of the freaky cormorant birds that inhabit a small island up on Lake Joe in Muskoka. I have seen them on Lake Rosseau and Lake Muskoka as well. Apparently the double-crested cormorants were near extinction at one time due to the levels of toxic chemicals. The fact that they are coming back is a good thing even if they are creepy, eat lots of fish and destroy some vegetation. Some people think they came from another area however they are a native bird of Canada.

Information from Environment Canada Here

Comorants in Muskoka



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22 Jul
2008
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Invasion of the Cormorants in Muskoka

If you have ever traveled down Lake Joseph in Muskoka by boat you may have noticed a very strange looking island. It could be a scene right out of Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds. This small chunk of land is in fairly shallow water and seems to be the home of a large colony of Cormorants. Its very creepy.

Cormorants



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21 Jul
2008
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They call it Mellow Yellow

Not much of a flower type guy but thought I would stick one up to keep the ladies happy.

Muskoka Flowers



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21 Jul
2008
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The Muskoka Arts and Crafts Summer Show

This past weekend I visited the Muskoka Arts & Crafts “Summer Show” 2008. This annual event is held in Bracebridge, Ontario and features many excellent artisans from the area and beyond. One of my favorite artists, Andrew King is always busy with many people dropping by to check out his latest original work.

Andrew King



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14 Jul
2008
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The Year of the Frog

This frog was nice enough to pose for me while I took his photo in the pond beside my cottage. I discovered an interesting article by Canada’s David Suzuki entitled, The Year of the Frog while I was searching for some philosophical copy to accompany the photo. Apparently many different species of frogs are vanishing from the planet at an alarming rate. Scientist consider these amphibians the “Canaries of the Coalmine” as a benchmark for our planets health. Climate change, pollution and a silent killer called chytrid fungus are the main suspects in the mass disappearance.

Muskoka Frog



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13 Jul
2008
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Behind the doors of Muskoka

I am always intrigued by doors. Whats behind them? Who goes in them? Do they come back out of them? How did they get to look like this? What gnawed the hole through at the bottom and who put those latches on it? I was walking down the main street of Bracebridge in Muskoka, Ontario and saw this door in the alleyway of an old building. Now I have to go back to see what the building was for.

Bracebridge Muskoka Door



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09 Jul
2008
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Scenes from a Jetski on Lake Joseph in Muskoka

Its a beautiful time to be on the Muskoka Lakes. They say that boat traffic is down because everyone prefers to golf. Not so sure about that. And others say its the price of gas. This photo was taken from a Jetski while exploring the many islands on Lake Joseph. Its a breathtaking experience that I can’t get enough of.

Lake Joseph Muskoka



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07 Jul
2008
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The Muskoka Antique Boat Show in Gravenhurst Ontario

The Antique and Classic Boat Society, (ACBS) had their annual Muskoka boat show this past weekend at the Muskoka Wharf in Gravenhurst. This show featured many of the classic boats from yesteryear including Ditchburns, Dukes, Minett-Shields, Greavettes, Peterboroughs, Dippy’s, Sea Birds, Hackers and more.
Muskoka Wooden Boat



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07 Jul
2008
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Tragedy hits us hard in Muskoka

I debated with myself on whether I should post this next picture or not. We all enjoy the great things about Muskoka and cottage country but sometimes along the road something happens to remind us how fragile life really is.

This terrible tragedy happened close to my cottage and had a very strong and disturbing impact on all of us in the area. All weekend long people streamed by in cars, boats, walking and on bikes to pay their respects to the three young men who lost their lives here on the eve of July 3, 2008. Unfortunately there are no words to make it better. Our deepest condolences go out to all family and friends.

Three dead in Muskoka tragedy

The day the music died

Muskoka car accident near Minett Ontario



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02 Jul
2008
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Tripping around the small towns of Muskoka Canada

Sometimes taking a little peek around the corner pays off. I discovered these cool old doors around the side of the building that sells antiques in the town of Rosseau, Ontario. The building was just crammed with memorabilia and assorted stuff that someone must want.

Muskoka Scenes



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02 Jul
2008
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Antique hunting in the town of Rosseau, (Muskoka) Ontario, Canada

At the north end of Lake Rosseau you will find the Town of Rosseau which is situated on Hwy 141. There is a great general store and a few other shops and galleries including this interesting antique shop. Don’t forget to stop here for ice cream as its one of the best places in all of Muskoka. While I was taking some pictures an incognito gentleman walking his dog sauntered by. Good to see you Ed Grimley.

Rosseau Ontario (Muskoka)



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01 Jul
2008
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Webers, a Muskoka Tradition

Happy Canada Day!
If you have ever driven up Highway #11 to Muskoka you are sure to know about a Canadian tradition called Webers.

Webers Hamburgers Muskoka



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