I enjoy visiting the small towns around the Lake of Bays area especially in autumn. Dorset, Dwight and Baysville are cool little towns. They are smaller than most of the places around the Big 3 lakes and have more of a lost in time charm to them. A little more laid-back and less hurried maybe? The locals say there are less “Cidiots” here – LOL.
The photo is taken at the Dwight beach area before hurricane Sandy blew the remaining colors away.
Muskoka is a sanctuary, a place where we can rejuvenate ourselves, a place to think. Not everyone understands this and for those of us that do we protect and cherish it deeply. The trails are littered with freshly fallen leaves and the canopy’s that remain are golden browns and yellows. It is a great time of year to get out for a walk and breathe the crisp, fresh Muskoka air. The photo was taken at the Artful Garden
I just returned back to Muskoka from Euro-land and was happy to see a feast of fall colors still hanging on however it is an unfortunate marker that its time to pull the boats out. So I jetted across the lake today to a local marina that I have been doing business with for many years to take my two jetski’s out. I walked into the office to pay the fee, greeting the people with a frozen smile but I sensed something was wrong. I was promptly told by Mr. big attitude man, “you can’t remove your boats here, we don’t allow that anymore” Well I have been using this marina for 6 or 7 years, buying gas, using storage, launching boats – removing them, getting service, recommending them, etc. I pleaded my case which they couldn’t care less to hear so I left. I then instructed my friend waiting in the parking lot with the truck and trailer that we are out of luck.
What to do? I remembered seeing the old Wallace Marine had started up again when I visited Abbeys awesome bakery this summer. A quick call and I was greeted by a guy named Dave who remarked, “come on over“. Upon arrival the people were just fantastic and out of frustration I explained the story of what just happened. They acknowledged they have heard the story a few times before. I love it when people and companies understand that its all about the customer. When customers have bad experiences they usually tell on average about 10 people however for these guys I thought I would tell a few more. Thanks Pride Marine for turning me away and forcing me to discover the awesome Summer Water Sports who get it.
Hello folks! I know some of you have been visiting this blog looking for fall photos. Currently I’m on the Rhone river in the south of France heading to the north. I shall return to Muskoka soon. In the mean time here is a photo I took at the bottom of the Dorset fire tower. It is a place where the people not crazy enough to climb up hang out. Enjoy the Muskoka foliage.