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.
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
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.
There is without question some beautifully designed cottages and boathouses on the Muskoka Lakes. Here is a photo of a newly built boathouse on Lake Joseph across from the Lake Joe Club in Port Sandfield. It is built on one of the lots that were created from the tear down of the historic Marygrove or Glen Home Hotel.