31 Aug
2010
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We Were Lost in Rock Formations

Usually there is so much water cascading over this trippy piece of rock you never get to see it. I believe this is what they refer to as Precambrian rock which dates back to 4.5 billion years ago. Yes it is part of the Canadian Shield and ts everywhere you travel in and around the Muskoka district. Imagine coming here to farm in the 1800’s and this is what your plot of land looked like.

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30 Aug
2010
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Stopped in Your Track

I took this photo a while back. I was on my way to Bala when I found this dirt road off highway #169. I am always interested to find out what is down some of these roads. Usually there is something interesting. I guess this would be a snowmobile trail sign.

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26 Aug
2010
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The Red Canoe

It was early morning and I was having coffee on the dock when this red canoe with a family of blonds darted by.

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23 Aug
2010
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Shadows

Down the Indian River and through the Port Carling locks on a sunny afternoon. Where else do you get to see a scene like this?

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20 Aug
2010
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Railroaded

After the major sugar hit from Marty’s world famous butter tarts the gals went shopping for shoes (again). So I wandered down to the end of the main street in downtown Bracebridge near the falls area. It was mid day so the light was not perfect and I was sans tripod but nevertheless found this interesting train track.

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18 Aug
2010
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Gullible

No its not a scene from Alfred Hitchcock’s “The Birds” but I find sometimes black and white can add a certain amount of drama to a photo. Seen everywhere in Muskoka, beach communities, waterways and MacDonalds parking lots – the common seagull. Please click for a larger photo – thanks.



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16 Aug
2010
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Bestest Friends

Erika traveled from the prairies to Muskoka for her 16th birthday and brought her bestest friend in the world along for the journey.  We picked a bay near the top end of Lake Rosseau to drift and swim in the August sunshine. Life is good!

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11 Aug
2010
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Welcome to the Machines

The machine of a dream
Such a clean machine
With the pistons a pumpin
And the hub caps all gleam
.. from Queen’s, I’m in love with may car

As seen on Peninsula Rd. in Muskoka. An old Jeep Wagoneer from the 1960’s I think. I never knew they had a front grill like a Rolls Royce. The other mean machine is an Audi R8, V10 Supercar.

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10 Aug
2010
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Gentleman’s Racers of Muskoka

I dropped by the Antique Boat Show in Port Carling this past Saturday just as it was coming to an end. It was put on by the Muskoka Lakes Association better known as the MLA and this year they featured the Gentleman’s Racer. Many of the vintage boats were starting to make their way back home through the lock system and I hurriedly snapped a few shots. The locks in Port Carling straddle Lake Muskoka on one side and Lake Rosseau on the other. This is a very busy are and popular tourist destination. The hub of the lakes as its known.

If you are interested in the Gentleman’s Racer boats, check out Neil Honeymen’s book that documents many of the vintage boats of the area. And thanks Neil for including one of my photos of Dukes Marine



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07 Aug
2010
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Cruising up by Playfair Island

I found this cool looking old boathouse/barn and old cottage tucked into a little bay up on Lake Joseph just past Playfair Island. I have no idea of its history however I would hazard to guess this was probably a working farm at some point. You can see the location on Google Maps HERE

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04 Aug
2010
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You Go First

If you take a close look or maybe click on this photo to enlarge you will see three young guys standing at the top of this 60 foot granite cliff in Burnegie Bay on Lake Joseph. I watched them scale the rock and then proceed carefully to the edge. For the next 15 minutes they negotiated back and forth as to who would have the guts to go first. Finally, the young dude on the far right stepped up and did a full gainer into the lake below followed by a loud yelp of joy.The other two jumped right after with similar cries of victory. Would you take a leap off this rock?



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03 Aug
2010
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Joseph River Marina, R.I.P.

It’s the end of an era in Muskoka.  The Joseph River Marina held an estate type auction sale this past Saturday July 31, 2010. The  Rosenthal family operated this popular marina on Peninsula Rd. near Minett, Ontario for over 35 years. I believe this marina was originally called the Waters Marina prior to Joerg Rosethal’s purchase back in the early 1970’s. Joerg and his wife Marilyn have left us now and the family has decided to sell everything off and move on. They will be greatly missed.

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02 Aug
2010
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Juddhaven Barn

I found this old barn up off Judd Haven Rd. in Muskoka. The wood frame and beams would have been milled from the area and the granite stones harvested here too. The one side looked like it was ready to cave in at any time.
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