The water is still a little on the chilly side for my liking however there are a few brave souls nut-bars out there that are game.
Off the dock and into a frigid Lake Joesph in Muskoka. Brrrrr!
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In about another month this dock will be filled with people lying in the sun, swimming, boats pulling up etc. This is at the world famous Clevelands House family resort located on about 3000 feet of prime Lake Rosseau frontage in Muskoka. Its a great place to explore, drop by for drinks, have dinner or people watch.
I was surprised to see that there was still some snow on the ski hills of Mount St. Louis. For those of you that travel up the highway #400 route to cottage country this will be a familiar view compared to the road side distractions of highway #11. As they say – there are only two seasons in Canada. Winter Summer and Hockey.
I don’t really have a photo that represents Earth Day so when I received my daily email from Hugh MacLeod I thought I would pass it on. Hugh MacLeod is an artist I have been following for many years. I just finished reading Hugh’s book “Ignore Everybody” and I find Hugh’s work very inspiring and find that he always cuts clean through the erratic noise. You can check Hugh’s website and blog by clicking HERE.
A Tribute To Earth Day.
Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Volcanic Eruptions, She may not be happy right now, but she’s all we’ve got.
Let’s take care of her.
Burn Barrels used to be quite common around the old Muskoka cottages. I think for the most part people have become a little more environmentally conscious. There is a fire ban in effect in the Muskoka District. No day time burning from April 1 to October 31. For more info please click here
PLease click on the image for a biggie sized burn barrel
The warm weather has opened up the lakes weeks earlier then previous years. Boats are starting to appear. It’s still a little chilly on the water however it is a great time to cruise around and check the new boathouses that have sprung up over the winter.
Hey Captain! Port Side – mind the flotsam.
Lake Rosseau near Port Sandfield pictured below.
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I noticed this old farm house on the way up to Muskoka and just had to stop and take a few shots. There is always so much character in these long forgotten farm homes. Its a shame they just wither and die like this.
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As of last weekend all of the ice has disappeared from the lakes and rivers around the Muskoka district. Time to get the boats prepared. The lake levels are not as high as previous years due to lower volumes of precipitation this past winter. Traveling a few minutes east of the Town of Rosseau on Highway # 141 you will find the Rosseau River. This is the Upper Rosseau Falls located right beside the road. There is also a Lower Rosseau Falls about 1km downstream as it flows into Lake Rosseau.
I love looking at swamps. It drives people crazy when they are with me because I like to stop and gaze into them. They are a protective barrier to what lives on the other side. Maybe there’s something mysterious going on in them? I’m sure there are creatures lurking over there. I need some kind of hovercraft type machine to go exploring.
If you really want to explore the swamp click HERE for a 2400 pixel sized photo