We have had a lot of fun with our canoe and kayaks. They have been great for getting out on the lake and seeing the wildlife. The kayaks have been especially usefully recently for going in the bay beside the cottage, where the weed is too thick for the canoe and the water quite shallow.… Continue reading Our Flotilla
I got the best view I have ever had of the fish nests last weekend. There was no sign of the fish, but two weeks ago fish were busy guarding their nests. I think they are Smallmouth Bass, but I find it very hard to identify from charts when looking down into the water. I… Continue reading Bass-ically We Need A Well
I have been reading about the water levels on the Rideau Waterway. The water levels are regulated by a series of control dams, locks and reservoir lakes. The waterway was built to work with nature as much as possible. Aware of the dangers of spring flooding, locks and control dams were built to give some… Continue reading A Small Step
This summer has been so hot and swimming in the lake has been a wonderful way to cool off. My husband has never been fond of swimming. He is a slender guy and doesn’t have the buoyancy aid that I carry! However, that all changed this year when he was shown how to make a… Continue reading He’s A Big Kid Now!
“There is nothing, absolutely nothing half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.” – Wind in the Willows Whilst we get to see lots of wildlife when we are just sitting on our dock, we get to see lots more by getting out in the canoe or kayaks and exploring. We started… Continue reading Messing About In Boats
Like the changing colour of leaves, sunsets too have such an array of different colours and paint a different picture from the same location time and time again. The best sunset we have seen at the cottage was on our last visit in 2014. We were about to leave, but stood for another half an… Continue reading Sunset
Fall is my favourite season of the year. I love how the temperature drops slowly and gradually we are eased into winter. Spring happens so quickly here it seems that we almost go from winter to summer, but fall seems a more gradual process and delights us with such beauty. The display of colour varies… Continue reading True Colours