Tuesday, December 30, 2008

We survived a 3 day Power Outage!

From last Sunday morning until this afternoon, we had a power outage due to a storm with 100 mile an hour winds. Lots of branches down on our property and lots of trees down on hydro wires throughout Muskoka. 40,000 homes in Muskoka without power. 250,000 homes in southern Ontario without power.

At the time, we had guests staying with us in a number of cottages. Our water system is on a back up generator so the water works and everyone's toilet still flushes. The cottages all have gas fireplaces for heat and most have gas stoves for cooking. The hot water lasted for the first day and then it was heated on the stove.

You could still go tobogganing, skiing, or snowshoeing. Part of Huntsville had power so you could even have a meal out.

At night, the flashlights and glow sticks came on for light. People did activities they wouldn't normally do. Played games by flashlight.

One of the best was children in one cottage putting on a show using the glow sticks to create light dancing to music. Lots of imagination. Very cool!

Some used their laptops to play DVD movies. We charged up guests cell phones and laptops using our generator. We plugged in a crockpot dinner for one family that was ready when they came back from a day of snowshoeing at Ragged Falls. (It smelled great but we were good and didn't scoop any for ourselves!)

Only one family left early and it was because they had a new baby with them. All the rest stayed and didn't leave ahead of schedule.

What a great time for family to reconnect!

One couple, here on a romantic getaway, said they enjoyed playing cribbage by flashlight - yeah sure!


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Friday, December 26, 2008

First Visit of Deer on the lake


The lake isn't quite frozen enough for humans but the deer seem to think its Okay to walk on. Here's some deer coming close to our waterfront to look us over.


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Lots of Snow to Clear



We had to bring in the BIG equipment. Our neighbour Grant came with his tractor and 6 foot snowblower to knock down our piles of snow and widen out the driveway and parking lot.
Reinald comes with his Jeep to plow every time it snows, but the piles were getting too high.


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Saturday, December 20, 2008

Gord is in the Band


Gord plays saxophone with the Huntsville Community Band. ( He's wearing the santa hat)
They just did a performance at the Muskoka Landing Care Centre where one of the numbers was by the Sax Trio - a jazz version of We Three Kings.
Last month the band played at a local retirement residence. In February, they are headliners at the Algonquin Theatre for a benefit concert!




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Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Bring in the Crane




We upgraded our propane systems by getting a new supplier Moore Propane.




For our two large tanks they had to bring in a crane truck to move them. The crane operator has a wireless remote control. He's able to navigate the long arm around trees and branches. Its amazing what he can do.






Beauview Cottage Resort, Huntsville, Ontario, Canada http://www.beauview.com 800-363-6047

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Look at ALL The SNOW we have!


It's not even officially Winter and look at all the snow we have! Almost 3 feet!


Here's a photo of Nancy's car after yesterday's snowfall.




Beauview Cottage Resort, Huntsville, Ontario, Canada http://www.beauview.com 800-363-6047

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Want a Beauview Teddy Bear for Christmas?


We set up an Online store earlier this year through a U.S. company called Cafe Press.
There's a variety of items you can order with a Beauview logo on them, T shirts, hats, caps, bags, clocks,... even a cute teddy bear!
There's still time to order and get delivery before Christmas.

We'll also create a custom Beauview Gift Certificate in any denomination. Just give us a call!

Happy Holidays!


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Thursday, November 27, 2008

Gord the Weatherman article


This week, our local Newspaper, the Huntsville Forester wrote an article about my new weather website http://www.accu-window-weather.com/ It shows weather webcams throughout Ontario as well as the latest Environment Canada forecast and the Driving conditions

Thanks to Tamara and Brent at the newspaper for their support!

You can find the complete version at
http://www.huntsvilleforester.com/article/123439





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Saturday, November 22, 2008

Winter has come Early


Last weekend Winter came and it hasn't left!

We had heavy wet snow last weekend which took down trees and power lines. We lost our power for Sunday and Monday. Our guests were okay as we have a generator for the water system and the cottages have gas cooking stoves and are heated with gas fireplaces which don't need electricity to run.

... As long as the toilets flush we're good to go!


One sleepy guest thought that we were trying to tell him to go home early by turning off his power. ... We wouldn't do that!

There's lots of deer around looking for acorns from our oak tree in the light snow. I've been trying to get a picture of them but its usually dark when I see them.

Here's a photo I took this morning of our bay on Lake of Bays starting to freeze over.




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Happy 80th Birthday Grandpa


Grandpa Bill Morrison (and Grandma Grace) has been there to support us throughout the years as Suzanne was growing up and when we decided to escape the city and move to Beauview in Huntsville. He's done a lot of painting, cleaning and woodwork over the years. Some of our guests will remember them from our hot dog BBQ's.


Here's a photo of Grandpa Bill surrounded by his family at his 80th birthday party held this past week at Morrison jr' s house in Orono.

He shares the same birthday as Mickey Mouse who is also 80 years old this week. (He gets a lot of Mickey Mouse stuff for presents)

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Monday, November 10, 2008

Happy Anniversary Nancy and Gord!


This week we celebrate our 30th Wedding Anniversary. We picked November the 11th so that Gord could remember it. It's also Gord's little sister Sandra's 50th Birthday, so she reminds him too.

Thirty years ago we were both working in downtown Toronto at Yonge and Bloor as office workers at two Insurance company Head offices down the street from each other, with less than an hour commute. You could smoke in the office (Gord had a guy that smoked Turkish cigarettes in the desk next to him that smelled like he was burning trash.) computer programming was done with punch card decks and you could get a seat on the subway.... a different world!


For the last 15 years, we have been here in Muskoka at the Beauview Cottage Resort. It doesn't seem that long ago. We're glad we made the move up north.




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Friday, October 31, 2008

Wakeboarding behind the Steamship Segwun !?

Gravenhurst, Ontario the home of the Royal Mail Steamship the Segwun, was recently visited by Rick Mercer from CBC Television. You get a tour of the ship, some great scenery and you can see Rick trying to wakeboard behind the Segwun. What a hoot!
Gravenhurst is about 30 minutes south of Beauview just off HWY 11. The steamship operates May to October.

You can see the video of his trip by clicking on
http://www.cbc.ca/mercerreport/video.html?maven_playerId=rmrseason6player&maven_referralParentPlaylistId=2fd524e94910d420f1d8390820cae86c65ae5174&maven_referralPlaylistId=8b846e6a7c5b94551750f3e7ea781f1aafde1cdb&maven_referralObject=908861957
His trip was aired first on October 28.

Beauview Cottage Resort, Huntsville, Ontario, Canada www.beauview.com 800-363-6047

Monday, October 27, 2008

Night Visit from a Deer


I came home from my music lesson to find this male buck deer eating acorns by our house. The picture is named "Deer caught in the headlights"




Beauview Cottage Resort, Huntsville, Ontario, Canada www.beauview.com 800-363-6047

The Birds were strutting their Stuff


Two or three chickadees are madly gathering food this afternoon. One of them hops right up to me.
Usually they are gone before I can focus the camera but today they were "strutting their stuff!".
Here's one who posed for me.




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Saturday, October 25, 2008

Don't Believe the Weatherman!

Here's another video clip in my series on Don't Believe the Weatherman.

It's Saturday afternoon. The weather forecast says cloudy and rain until next Wednesday. No sun anytime soon. How depressing!

But look out our window >> the sun has come to the rescue! We can go outside.

Just after I filmed this video clip, a loon came swimming by. Very special! If we believed the weather forecast, we'd be watching reruns on TV and not enjoying the day.


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Friday, October 24, 2008

Fun at Sandhill Nursery





Here's Ethan having fun at Sandhill Nursery. Pumpkin patch photos, barnyard animals, and a giant straw maze. His mom Theresa, sent us these photos.

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Tuesday, October 21, 2008

I shovelled Snow today!


First snowfall. This will make all the snowmobilers envious! We got 4 cm of wet wet snow today. The plows were out for the first time on some of the roadways. It will be all gone again before the weekend so I took this photo to prove it.




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Sunday, October 19, 2008

The Last Days of Boating




We have been blessed with another sunny weekend. Guests went to Algonquin park, or went canoeing and peddleboating on our lake. The hot tubs were welcome after some outside adventures. And a number of cottagers met around the campfire at night.


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Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Dancing Leaves

We had one of the best Thanksgiving weekends in years. Lots of fall colours to see, warm weather, sunshine.

Now that the weekend is over, the leaves are dancing off the trees. (I have already started to pick up the leaves ... but you wouldn't know it!)


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Sunday, October 12, 2008

First Time Kayakers on Thanksgiving Weekend




This is Aidan and Payton who both mastered the kayak while staying at Beauview this weekend with their family. It was summer - like weather all weekend. Their family went in swimming too! (no they didn't capsize, they went in on purpose!)








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Thursday, October 9, 2008

The Chipmunks are Back!




Our guests in the Summer noticed that there wasn't many chipmunks around. I'm not sure why. These furry little guys are not tame but close to it. They will come up close to people if you are patient and not threatening. Very entertaining to watch! The stripe pattern on their back keeps them apart from squirrels, so you can tell the difference. Squirrels are not as friendly.
This time of year, there's lots of acorns to feed on. The chipmunk hibernates for the winter so now is the time to store up a large food supply for winter.





Beauview Cottage Resort, Huntsville, Ontario, Canada www.beauview.com 800-363-6047

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Giant Leaf Bagger




Lots of beautiful leaves and some are starting to fall.
Now Gord brings out his giant leaf bag contraption to collect them and mulch them up.
For you engineers, he's added a plastic bag from a mattress with some strategically placed vent holes so it doesn't fly off, attached to the chute from the rear bagger.


Beauview Cottage Resort, Huntsville, Ontario, Canada www.beauview.com 800-363-6047

Monday, October 6, 2008

A Channel Morning TV Show

Last week I sent a couple of videos to the new A Channel Morning Show folks in Barrie to show them what our weather was really like. (a big difference from the weather report)

Because of me, they started a new feature called " A View from You".

Here's their first segment with a portion from one of my videos that aired this morning.

Thanks to Mike Lane , AMorning Show Director and to K.C and Jennifer.

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Beauview Cottage Resort, Huntsville, Ontario, Canada www.beauview.com 800-363-6047

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Accu Window Weather for Ontario

As you can see from my recent BLOG entries, it gets very upsetting to us when the we are experiencing beautiful weather and yet the weather reports show something completely different.

People in Ontario rely on the weather reports as they plan their day or their weekend recreation.

There have been many times in the last year when the weather report has said rain and cloudy when we are experiencing sunshine and blue skies. See my previous BLOG videos as examples.

To let people see what the weather is actually like at a particular location in Ontario, a new website has been created http://www.accu-window-weather.com/

Like the name implies, it does weather forecasting the old fashioned way - by looking out the window! In this case, you are invited to look out the window of various places throughout Ontario using their webcam.

Beauview Cottage Resort, Huntsville, Ontario, Canada www.beauview.com 800-363-6047

Friday, October 3, 2008

Beauview Weather "AccuWindow" Forecast

Here's the Beauview "Accu-Window" (what it looks like outside our window!) weather forecast for Friday October 3, 2008

Sunny with Blue skies.

This is another day where Environment Canada says rain and cloud when it's sunny with blue skies. Its a great day to look at the Fall Colours of the trees.

..see our video



Beauview Cottage Resort, Huntsville, Ontario, Canada www.beauview.com 800-363-6047
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Thursday, October 2, 2008

Don't Believe the Weatherman!

This is another installment in my " Don't Believe the Weatherman " series. The morning weather report says clouds and rain here in Muskoka ... all day - no sun at all!

I just took out my video camera to prove that this isn't true! (you can also see our webcam)

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Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Picture from an Airplane




Our good friend Brian Tapley from Bondi Village, was flying around Lake of Bays this week in his piper cub and took these marvellous shots of Beauview from the air. Look at all the colourful trees!








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Friday, September 26, 2008

You don't have to go far for Great Fall Colours!






Right on our property, we have a wonderful display of Fall colours. Here are pictures I took this morning of trees on our waterfront.






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Monday, September 22, 2008

Places to See the Fall Colours

Take a drive to see great Fall colours. Usually from the third week in September until Thanksgiving.

Visit :Dorset Observation Tower Phone: (705) 766-2211E-mail: drc@algonquinhighlands.ca Website: http://www.dorset-tower.com/

Algonquin Park: 705-633-5572 E-mail: info@algonquinpark.on.ca Web Site: http://www.algonquinpark.on.ca/

Ragged Falls Provincial Park

Lions Lookout in Huntsville

See the Ontario Tourism Fall Colours report.

Beauview Cottage Resort, Huntsville, Ontario, Canada www.beauview.com 800-363-6047

Fall Colour Season is Here!

The Fall colours are really starting to emerge. By this weekend there should be lots of colour to see. - especially in the Algonquin Park area. That area tends to get its colour ahead of us even though we are just a 1/2 hour away. With the warm days and crisp nights, the conditions will change quickly on a day by day basis.

Beauview Cottage Resort, Huntsville, Ontario, Canada www.beauview.com 800-363-6047

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Monarch Butterfly before going South

Here's a monarch butterfly that hasn't gone south yet. I found her on our driveway. She flew around and then came back to the stones. I'm not sure what she was looking for?






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Last Day of Summer - But is it?


Today is the last day of Summer. The weather forecast shows a high of 23 degrees C with Sun and Cloud. But look at the forecast for next week .... it looks like Summer all of next week too!


We had guests this week that went canoeing in Algonquin Park, saw a cow and baby moose. The moose grazed in the same area for about 20 minutes before moving off. A great sighting!


The fall colours are starting to show on the trees. This a picture taken this week on Lake of Bays.


This weekend is the Huntsville Fall Fair and the Downtown Huntsville Antique and Classic Car show with over 250 cars and the world's largest homemade bake sale.
Lots to do and see!



Beauview Cottage Resort, Huntsville, Ontario, Canada www.beauview.com 800-363-6047

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Standing out in a crowd of over a Thousand TriAthletes









Notice anything different about the Triathlete in the photo? He 's got a lot of stuff on his bike. And... he's in the front group of riders. I wonder how he'd place if he got rid of all the stuff he's carrying?!

To top it off, this is the only athlete that waved to me as he went by!

To see all the photos of the triathletes I took, go to my Ironman Facebook album






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The whole Blue Jays team comes to Beauview

Not just one or two, like we normally see. Here are seven Blue Jays collecting seeds that have fallen from the trees.




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Saturday, September 13, 2008

Getting Warm by the Fire

One of our guests' favourite activities is warming up by the fire. Here's Angela to demonstrate. Can you tell that she's cccooollddd!?















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Look at all the Mushrooms!


George is showing what mushrooms they found around Beauview. All the mushrooms on the plate are edible!
Getting a mushroom as big as the one in George's hand, is very rare.
(click on the photo to see how big it is)




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Come to Muskoka for Wild Mushrooms ???




We have a family staying with us that goes on trips , not to see deer or moose or loons but to see the area's wild mushrooms. It's called Mycology and the people are mycologists.
There are Mushroom Clubs all over. Also called Mycological Societies. Here's a link to the Toronto Mushroom Club
They conduct "forays" for their members to look and identify wild mushrooms and other fungi.

From wikipedia: Mycology (from the Greek μύκης, meaning "fungus") is the branch of biology concerned with the study of fungi, including their genetic and biochemical properties, their taxonomy, and their use to humans as a source for tinder, medicinals (e.g., penicillin), food (e.g., beer, wine, cheese, edible mushrooms) and entheogens, as well as their dangers, such as poisoning or infection.


Beauview Cottage Resort, Huntsville, Ontario, Canada www.beauview.com 800-363-6047

Friday, September 12, 2008

Ironman 70.3 Race comes to Huntsville



IRONMAN 70.3 MUSKOKA OVERVIEW
Since its inception in 2006, the Ironman 70.3 series has become the fastest growing triathlon series in the world. Now there are 31 events around the world that qualify athletes for the annual Ironman World Championship 70.3 in Clearwater, Florida
Ironman 70.3 races consist of a 1.2 mile swim, a 56‐mile bike and a 13.1 mile run, which adds up to 70.3 miles (113.1 kms) of total racing. This event is also sometimes referred to as a ‘half Ironman’ as it covers half the total distance of a full Ironman race.

The Town of Huntsville and the Township of Lake of Bays are pleased to have been chosen as the second Canadian location to host an Ironman 70.3 triathlon. The other 70.3 location is in Corner Brook, Newfoundland. A full Ironman also takes place every August in Penticton, British Columbia.

Approximately 1800 athletes will be competing in the inaugural Ironman 70.3 Muskoka. This will be split between the age group categories ‐ where athletes compete according to age, ‐ and the professional category‐ where athletes compete for a purse. Men and women compete separately. Each category has several qualifying spots for the World Championships in Clearwater.

While most of the athletes participating are Canadian, many will be travelling from around the world to compete. The following is a list of countries which will be represented at this triathlon:
• Bermuda
• Cayman Islands
• Italy
• Jamaica
• Mexico
• Sweden
• United Kingdom
• United States
• Venezuela
Event Tourism‐Huntsville/Lake of Bays
The mission of the Huntsville/Lake of Bays Event Tourism Committee, administered by the Huntsville/Lake of Bays Chamber of Commerce, is to attract and retain sport and cultural events during shoulder seasons, with minimal impact on the environment and local facilities.

Schedule of Events
Sunday, September 14th, 2008
Race Day: Ironman 70.3 Muskoka
Location: Deerhurst Resort and throughout Huntsville and Lake of Bays areas
• Transition Zone (Deerhurst) opens at 6:00 a.m.
• Body marking – Deerhurst Front Pavilion
• Race Start – 8:00 a.m.
• Interactive Race Zone ‐ Live results for race day coverage, which enables spectators to follow progress throughout the day
• Athlete Post Race Meal (Deerhurst)
• Awards ‐ 4:00 p.m. ‐ Waterhouse Ballroom (Deerhurst)
• Course closes at 4:30 p.m.
• Details: http://www.ironmanmuskoka.com/

Other Weekend Events
Downtown Ironman Festival – Saturday, September 13th
Location: Downtown Huntsville
• Street Festival (BIA)
• Athletes Forum (Algonquin Theatre)
Ironman 70.3 Muskoka, Pre‐race – Saturday, September 13th
Location: Deerhurst Resort
• Race Registration from 10:00 a.m. ‐ 2:00 p.m. – Tom Thomson Room
• Race Expo from 9:00 a.m. ‐ 5:00 p.m. ‐ Deerhurst Sport Facility (indoor tennis courts)
• Bike Check in from 10:00 a.m. ‐ 5:00 p.m. ‐ Deerhurst Resort main parking area
• Practice swims

Terry Fox Run – Saturday, September 13th
Location: Huntsville High School Parking lot
• Registration will begin at 2:00 p.m. Race begins at 3:00 p.m.
• Distance options include 10 km, 5 km and 1 km walk
• Race followed by BBQ from 4:00 ‐ 5:30 p.m.
• Details for pledging, registration can be found at http://www.terryfoxrun.ca/
• Promote online pledging to all Ironman athletes and visitors


Beauview Cottage Resort, Huntsville, Ontario, Canada http://www.beauview.com/ 800-363-6047

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

A Baysville Landmark is Destoyed by Fire


It was a sad day in Baysville today. Overnight the Lincoln Lodge building, in downtown Baysville, across from the dam, caught fire after midnight. The fire crews came quickly but it didn't take long to destroy the old building. It had been the recent home of Wendigo's Bar and Grill Restaurant who had just done some major renovations. Thank goodness, no one was hurt by the fire.
Here's the story as written by the local newspaper - the Huntsville Forester
A devastating blaze destroyed a historic lodge and landmark in the Baysville community early Wednesday morning.
Lake of Bays fire crews responded to the fire at Lincoln Lodge, which housed Wendigo Bar and Grill, at about 12:30 a.m. on Sept. 10, said Huntsville Lake of Bays fire chief Steve Hernen.
“It was heavily involved when they (the first crews) arrived,” said Hernen.

The fire crew called for backup and both Huntsville and Port Cunnington fire departments responded.

In total, it took 45 firefighters until about 3:30 a.m. to get the blaze under control, said Hernen.
No one was in the building at the time of the blaze and no injuries were reported, said Hernen.
The building housed one resident in the third floor apartment, a co-owner of the building, but he was away on a fishing trip, said George Drennan of Bay Street Boys Inc., one of the three co-owners.
The cause of the fire has not yet been determined, Hernen indicated.





Beauview Cottage Resort, Huntsville, Ontario, Canada www.beauview.com 800-363-6047

Monday, September 8, 2008

What Happens to all the Acorns?


We haven't seen a lot of squirrels this year like we have other years. We're not sure why...

Because we have a number of oak trees, we wondering if we were going have to rake up a ton of acorns this Fall. Today, our problems were solved. The "Big Squirrels" arrived at about 11:00am.
Some of our guests got a chance to see them too!



Beauview Cottage Resort, Huntsville, Ontario, Canada www.beauview.com 800-363-6047


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Saturday, September 6, 2008

Ladies from Austria


Four ladies from Austria came to stay with us this past week. They went to Algonquin park to hike, see wildlife, the Visitors Centre and the Logging Museum. The trees were already starting to turn colours. The only complaint was that they never saw a bear! ( I think it's good they didn't see a bear!)
They found Beauview on the internet back in the Winter when they were planning this trip.
Monika, the organizer said that they are doing 3 weeks of activities in 2 weeks. Visits to Toronto, Beauview, Ottawa, and Niagara Falls.
We feel special that we were included on the list of places to visit!




Beauview Cottage Resort, Huntsville, Ontario, Canada www.beauview.com 800-363-6047

Friday, September 5, 2008

Three Year Old Paddles a Canoe

This is Jesper. He is 3 years old, today. Happy Birthday!
Jesper is helping his daddy paddle the canoe. It's his first time in a canoe too!



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Beauview Cottage Resort, Huntsville, Ontario, Canada www.beauview.com 800-363-6047

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Come Fishing with me?!


It's sunset. I'm looking out our window at the lake and see a bird's head pop up. At first, I think that those darn geese are back. But I look again and it's a Blue Heron walking along the shoreline. - Gone Fishing. I went down to join him.




Beauview Cottage Resort, Huntsville, Ontario, Canada www.beauview.com 800-363-6047

Where have all the children gone?


" Where have all the children gone? " That's what the deer seem to be asking. We had a pair - male and female, amble through our property at about 7 am today. They were looking for children but they didn't find any. All gone - back to school.





Beauview Cottage Resort, Huntsville, Ontario, Canada www.beauview.com 800-363-6047

Monday, September 1, 2008

Last Long Weekend of the Summer


What a glorious end to the Summer.! Sunny and hot all weekend long. Our guests enjoyed the water, canoeing, paddle boating, kayaking and visited Algonquin Park. Some kayaked for the first time! BBQ grilling on the decks, sun bathing, Games of volleyball and badminton were played.



Beauview Cottage Resort, Huntsville, Ontario, Canada www.beauview.com 800-363-6047

Friday, August 29, 2008

Stronger Internet Access for our Neighbours on Lake of Bays


In June, we invited Candlelight Communications and MCCSolutions to put a high speed internet access point on our roof to give our neighbours internet access.
It has been so successful that they came back yesterday to upgrade the receiver with a stronger Grid type antenna. (kinda looks like a clothes line on its side?!)

The neighbours already on the network should see faster speeds and it gives the ability to add more clients. (it also gives our Beauview guests higher speeds too)

For any of our neighbours that are interested but waiting to see if it works ... it does!
contact Michel, MCCSolutions at 705-635 3473








Beauview Cottage Resort, Huntsville, Ontario, Canada www.beauview.com 800-363-6047

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Guys Talking to the Ducks




These guys got very close to the local ducks and talked for a long time.

What were they talking about?

Were they quacking jokes !?








Beauview Cottage Resort, Huntsville, Ontario, Canada www.beauview.com 800-363-6047

Real Men CAN Paint!


When it came to crafts time this week. Hailey said to her dad that girls do the creative stuff and guys can't. Hayden, Hailey's dad took up the challenge and proved that Real Men CAN paint!


Here's the results.






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Photos from Ron and Andrea



Here's some photos that Ron and Andrea took last week when they stayed at Beauview.









http://www.flickr.com/photos/29933956@N02/











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Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Summer 2008 Success Story




You've already seen Christian in some recent posts being a scary tiger and doing wonderful artwork.




The big news is that Christian is not afraid of going in the water anymore! Last year, Christian screamed whenever he went near the water. This year, he walks in the lake, close to shore, plays on the water trampoline and swims with the help of his parents.




This year, swimming in the lake is FUN! What a great accomplishment. Congratulations Christian!










Beauview Cottage Resort, Huntsville, Ontario, Canada www.beauview.com 800-363-6047