Thursday, June 20, 2013


The stone walls of Fort Johnston still remain, named after Benjamin Johnston, an early pioneer and the first postmaster of Port Carling. Concerned about the potential threat of attack from Fenian raids, it was built strategically atop a rocky promontory that commanded a view of the Indian River and any invaders, but now offers a scenic view busy with boaters, and with the Canadian flag flying proudly.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013


It's nice to find that on Lake Muskoka there are places that offer protection for wildlife, such as this loon we encountered, the first time I have ever witnessed one nesting, and took measures to minimize our presence by keeping a low profile and taking this picture with my camera held at water level, behind a lily pond bloom.

Thursday, June 13, 2013


It stands 14 feet tall, a creature menacing in appearance as the storm approaching behind it. The sheet-metal sculpture, created by Michael Christian and called Koilos, has spent the past few years in the Distillery District of Toronto, but was recently purchased by a private owner and relocated to their cottage dock on Baxter Island.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013


It isn't often the angled, sail-and-mast designed doors are open, inviting a closer inspection, of this pair of sailboat houses, two of only four that are found on Lake Rosseau. Built in 1935, they once housed a sloop and two sailing dinghies, but are now home for two wooden launches.