Late Live-ish From Muskoka, Grey Skies, And Warm Smiles.
Thanks to Chris And Julie Bullen our Muskoka Reporters for this Late Live-ish grey sky report. WITH captions! Wow, but you defiantly get the picture with ..well, there pictures. Take it away Mr and Mrs Bullen.
Saturday August 13 2016, the bi annual Antique Boat Show, Hosted by the Muskoka Lakes Association This show is in the centre of the two lakes, as a result we see a number of boats that do not show up in Gravenhurst.
The show was overcast with bad weather reports from the Monday Prior. The Weather man is often wrong by the Saturday but not this time. The weekend approached the weather looked worse, heavy rain 90% and from noon on the risk of lightning. We woke up to the rain and I was wondering if anyone was going to show up. This made Julie a little happier as she had to leave and go to a Bridal shower that left me to take her boat to the show. 72 boats were on the program to celebrate the bold dramatic curves of the boats built in Muskoka and most showed up, that was incredible I think we really are hanging out with a bunch of lunatics.
I guess as I am in good company. We did have an hour or two of dry air but that was it. Still it was a good time with friends and the boats. I think the Photos tell the rest of the story. Cheers Chris & Julie
Wow, thanks to our Canadian pals for a fantastic report. Clearly we know understand why hard and soft top boats are so popular up there. And those Fender/Bumper set ups!
The Muskoka watercraft are always something very special. Thank you Chris and Julie.
BTW, that rain also visited our Port Sanilac event last Saturday. We were proud to have a few Canadian Blue Water chapter boats join us.
We must have upset the boat gods. we have had no rain since spring with the exception of our 2 boats shows. Like they say we really need the rain.
Terrific photos of boats that won’t be seen at Tahoe. Thanks Chris and Julie
Ahhh! Jenn and I drove through Port Carling Saturday morning, but decided that no boats would show, and skipped this event to head back down to the Toronto area. How foolish of us not to even check!
Good for these woody boat owners to show up despite the weather. As Chris mentions, we haven’t had rain all summer, and then this happens.
Beautiful boats, thanks for the report.
Really incredible boats and a fanatastic show.
It sounds like Chris had his shower in addition to Julies.
Muskoka always has some of the COOLEST boats!
OH NO, those boats got all wet!
I planned to attend the show but woke up to massive rain and assumed it was cancelled. Maybe next year an email could go out to all ACBS members to let them know its still on.