TODAY WE ARE CELEBRATING the unofficial beginning of the classic boating season in Ontario, Canada by featuring a few great aerial photos courtesy of fellow Woody Boaters Julie & Chris Bullen.
They were at their home-away-from-home on Lake Muskoka last weekend and brought the drone along for a test flight just before sunset. In his e-mail Chris notes – “My coffee always seems to taste better at the cottage…”
Texx – We finally made it to the lake today. We just had to spend the weekend away after a long, cold winter in southern Ontario. A couple of hours north of the greater Toronto area is Muskoka – one of the most beautiful and certainly one of the most historic boating areas in Canada.
Our old 1940s WJ Johnson was set into the lake at noon to soak-up a bit. By sunset she was not continuously pumping water anymore so we could not resist a sunset cruise. We hopped in and launched the drone from the engine hatch and took a few “selfies”.
This is Lake Muskoka near Bala, Ontario. Scottish-born Thomas Burgess named the community of Bala after the Bala Lake District in Wales. He arrived in 1868 and set up a sawmill on the Mill Stream. In time he also opened a general store, bakeshop, blacksmith shop and supply boat service and post office.
I hope that this says come to our boat show on July 11 and see more of our wonderful lake, people, boats and surrounding area. “Happy Summer Boating on Muskoka – It’s Finally Here!”
Julie and Chris Bullen
Thanks to Julie & Chris for sharing their photos and story with us today. I have to admit that these days we don’t hear people mention that they have to first soak-up the triple in the spring before heading out for a sunset cruise. It’s refreshing to hear…
This year the Toronto Chapter ACBS is featuring the legendary Dispro boats as part of their huge annual event at the Muskoka Wharf in Gravenhurst. The Disappearing Propeller (Dispro) boats are as much a part of the landscape and history of Muskoka as the Canadian Shield itself.
For more information on the show you can check out the impressive Toronto Chapter website by Clicking Here.
The question for today – “Does your coffee taste better at the cottage or on the lake in your favorite classic boat?” Let us know, we are taking a non-scientific survey of classic boaters today.