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 !?








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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.









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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!










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Play OGNIB !? What's That?







Many of our guests are at the waterfront, sitting at tables on chairs looking at cards. Alida yells out OGNIB ! What are they doing? (Alida was checking if everyone was paying attention!)






Nancy is leading them in some games of OGNIB which is BINGO spelled backwards.





















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Monday, August 25, 2008

A very Scary looking Tiger




This is Christian, Age 3, one of our younger guests, who came to visit us in the office.

Christian went to Santa's Village Bracebridge today. He saw Santa but he liked the Merry-go-round the best.

He got his face painted as a scary ferocious tiger so he could scare us when he came back to Beauview.

Scarrry Man!






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Saturday, August 23, 2008

Why would you wake up Early on Holidays?

Almost every week I'm asked
"What time is sunrise?"

Guests get up early and come down to the waterfront in their pajamas and nightgown with a cup of coffee or a camera to see the sunrise.
We have chairs and benches for early risers.






















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Friday, August 22, 2008

Wildlife Boat Cruise on Lake of Bays


Last evening, one of our guest families went out on a cruise of Lake of Bays. They are familiar with the lake as some of them have been coming since they were children - 39 years and counting.

So what do the 39 year veterans look for when they go cruising? - Not Bigwin Island or the old resorts, Not Shania Twain's cottage... they want to see if the beavers are still here. (I told them that Frank and Gordon, the Bell Canada TV beavers, had retired from Bell and were back, but they wanted to see for themselves.)

With cameras at the ready, they first saw a blue heron on the edge of Langmaids Island, and then two loons, which they circled around to get the right lighting for photos.

Then off to the secret beaver spots but no beavers to see, just birch cuttings.

With a little more lake touring, they returned to the secret beaver spot and were rewarded with a beaver sighting and a tail slap. (This authenticates the sighting so there's no possibility that the animal was an otter or floating log.)



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Thursday, August 21, 2008

Best Places to See 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: www.dorset-tower.com

Algonquin Provincial Park
Phone: 705-633-5572 E-mail: info@algonquinpark.on.ca Web Site: 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

Huntsville and Area Fall Events Sept - Nov 2008

SEPT 12-14 Bracebridge Fall Fair
There will be horse pulls, light and heavy horses, antique/garden, tractor pulls, culinary arts, fibre arts, horticulture, youth and junior fair, entertainment, midway, and more. There is free parking on site. For more information please contact the Bracebridge Fall Fair office at 705-645-8383, or email bracebridgefair@hotmail.com.

SEPT 19-21 Huntsville Fall Fair
There will be a midway and live bands, English horse show and heavy horse pull, livestock, poultry, rabbit competitions, baby contest, cake/pie auction, and more. Sunday is Family Day! There will be a free bus to and from the fairgrounds. See you at the Fair! For more information contact the Fair Office at 705-789-9540 or huntsvillefairsecretary@hotmail.com.

SEPT 20 Shades of Autumn Antique, Classic and Custom Car Show
The Downtown Huntsville BIA presents the Annual Shades of Autumn Antique, Classic and Custom Car ShowIf four wheels are your passion, the Annual Huntsville Antique, Classic and Custom Car Show is an adventure that will accelerate your hear rate. 250 exhibits up and down the main drag, trophies and door prizes - this is one automotive competition that you can take in on two feet. First come, first serve car registration on Main Street beginning at 7 a.m.. For more information call 705-789-1400, email huntsvillebia@bellnet.ca or visit www.huntsvilleadventures.ca

SEPT 27-28 Muskoka Autumn Studio Tour
This Tour runs on September 27th to 28th. Come and celebrate our 30th anniversary as we throw our doors open to you! Explore the studios of Muskoka's celebrated artists and craftspeople. This is a free self-guided tour. For more information call 705-687-6521 or visit www.muskoka.com/tour .

October 4 Turkey Dinner and Fireworks in Port Sydney
The 56th Annual Turkey Dinner will be held at The Port Sydney Community Hall. This will be a traditional dinner with all the trimmings. There will be continuous seating from 3:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. The cost is $14.00 for adults and $7.00 for children 12 and under. Stay and enjoy the exciting FIREWORKS DISPLAY at dusk on the beach at 8:15 p.m. All donations are welcome. For more information and to volunteer please call Cindy at 705-385-0170 or email Jody: jodybenjamintomas@hotmail.com. All proceeds raised are for the Hall Renovation Projects.

OCT 17-19 Bala Cranberry Festival
To be held at locations throughout Bala. For more information call 705-762-1564.

OCT 31 Great Pumpkin Trail
The Muskoka Heritage Place - Museum, Village, Train is having the Great Pumpkin Trail. Come to a candle-lit village for tricky treats. For more information call 705-789-7576, or visit www.muskokaheritageplace.org

November 28 Huntsville Santa Claus Parade 7:00 PM


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Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Madeline in a "Leaky" Boat

Madeline age 4, is bailing out a boat that she says her dad sunk while getting into it.
Ron - There sure is a lot of water in that boat!

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Scooter Loves to Kayak

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Wyatt, age 6, whose nickname is Scooter, just learned to kayak and he loves it. Boy can he go fast! Scooter is cheered on by Mom - Andrea, Dad -Ron, and Grandma and Grandpa ("Momma and Poppa Shoes")


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Water Tube Frisbee




Pay frisbee in the water out where you can't touch bottom. .... It's not as easy as it looks!




Here's a video of Ben, Sally, Mary and Alison playing water frisbee together.

A new sport for the next Olympics!?

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Monday, August 18, 2008

New Boat for Les and Sue & 40th Anniversary for Mike and Linda



Les bought a new boat but didn't tell Sue about it until they were on their way to Beauview. What a great surprise! (she thought they were renting a pontoon boat)
They have been coming to Beauview for over 35 years and stay in the same cottage- no substitutes!

Mike and Linda celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary with a dinner cruise on the Segwun.
Congratulations!




Thanks for staying with us again this Summer!

Here they are on their maiden voyage in the new boat. Les and Sue, Mike and Linda







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Ducks invade Beauview

This is Alison and Sally.
Ever since their first experience in a personal Hot Tub at their Beauview cottage, their family has been collecting rubber ducks from all over the world.

In this video clip, Alision and Mary speak about the horde of Rubber Duckies at their cottage this Summer.


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Beauview Kids Artwork


Nancy does crafts with the children every week of the Summer.
We also get works of art given to us by our junior guests that we place on our Wall of Fame.


Here's an example of a work of art given to Gord and Nancy by Christian, Age 3





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Sunday, August 17, 2008

Baysville Antique Boats Show & Muskoka Wildlife







The Baysville Antique Boat Show was held on a sunny day. Food, entertainment, boats, cars and the Muskoka Wildlife came with 5 creatures for the children to see. An owl, raccoon, arctic wolf, fox snake and a skunk (descented). Everyone that comes to the show can pet the skunk!

Here's a video clip about Aroma the Skunk.





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Ski Boat towing a Tuber

Here's a video taken by Kevin in a kayak, of the Beauview ski boat towing Ryan on a tube. With lots of children in the boat, cheering him on.
We take as many people, especially children, as we possibly can, in our boat for a ride. Sometimes the children just come for the ride and do not go tubing because they have never been in a boat before. As the week progresses, they may decide to go for a tube ride.

Gord goes very slow for the little ones and there's always at least one parent besides Gord, in the boat to keep the children safe. Sometimes the child wants to go faster faster but their mom or dad will say they have reached their limit. You can lie on the tube or sit in it.
Children who try get Beauview Bob Tubing Awards.

It's a big celebration when someone goes on a tube ride or a boat ride for the first time.


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First Time Water Tubing Videos

Here's Catherine on her first water tubing adventure. She looks a little hesitant at first but watch for the Big Smile!
The second video is her big brother Matthew, who is also tubing for the first time. A lot of firsts: first time tubing, first time in a canoe, first time fishing (and catching a fish), first time in Canada. Brilliant!

These videos were sent by email all the way from the U.K. by her daddy, Kevin. Isn't the internet wonderful!


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Thursday, August 14, 2008

Boat Cruises on Lake of Bays


There's a number of boat cruises offered in our Muskoka Area. The Lady Muskoka in Bracebridge. The steamboats Segwun and Wenonah in Gravenhurst and the Lake of bays boat cruises: one departs daily from the Baysville waterfront and Gord's tour around Bigwin Island.


Here's a photo of one of Gord's tour groups. David, Judy, Ian, and Andy




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Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Four Loons Together on Lake of Bays


Remember I said it was rare to see 3 loons together?


Marilyn and family saw 4 loons swimming together off Bigwin Island near Haystack Bay.




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Amazing Closeup Photos of a Loon




Marilyn took these photos of a loon just off Port Cunnington on Lake of Bays.








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Monday, August 11, 2008

Surfs Up Dude!


Ethan and Sabian are just learning how to swim. This is their first visit to Canada from the U.K.

They told me they want to be surfer dudes when they grow up!





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

First Time Tubing



This is Ian. Doesn't he look Cool!

It is his first time tubing on the water. He said this was the BEST!












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Sunday, August 10, 2008

Three Loons off our Dock


Here's something that's rare.
Usually you see one loon, sometimes two loons together but rarely three loons swimming together.
They swam together for a short time and then one flew off.




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High Speed Internet at the Cottage - No Way!

This is the reaction we get from some people when we say we have high speed wireless internet available at Beauview.
>>> Why would you want high speed internet at the cottage when you are on holidays? (other than to do work!)

In fact, for those who bring their laptop computers, there's lots of uses to enhance their holiday experience.

The first use is getting up to the minute weather. Our weather has been very changeable this Summer. When planning their day, our guests have logged on to the Environment canada website for the latest weather forecast and also the radar website which is updated every 10 minutes! On the radar website, you can see what the weather pattern has been over the last hour to see whats coming our way.

Some guests have looked at the Algonquin Park website before heading off on a hike. Others have visited the Algonquin Theatre and Huntsville Festival of the Arts websites looking for what's on in area entertainment.

Guests have logged onto the Baysville marina website to see what boat rentals are available and the rates.
There's Santas Village and Sportsland and the new Eaglecrest Aerial Park - The Ultimate Treetop Adventure.websites. Both are closeby in Bracebridge

Others have kept in touch with family and friends through Email and MSN messenger.... even to check up on how their dog or cat is doing while they are away.

These are just a few of the uses.

And MOST IMPORTANT - If you get an email message from your work place - DON'T answer it!





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

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Matthew and Catherine First Time Fishing



Matthew and Catherine from England, are fishing off the long dock at Beauview. This is Matthew's first time fishing and he caught a fish right away. Now he's so intent about catching another fish that he won't look away from the bobber on the fishing line. Not even for just a second to talk to me on camera!
They have a cheering section of 4 adults behind me waiting for the BIG fish.



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Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Nature Sighting: Tree People Among Us



While Walter and Sue were taking a walk yesterday, they encountered a tree person on Price's Point Road.
They snapped a quick photo before he went back into the forest.












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

Monday, August 4, 2008

Announcing our Newest Neighbour - Aryelle


We know that, not only do our guests look at our BLOG but our Lake of Bays neighbours do too!


Announcing our newest neighbour Aryelle. Congratulations to our neighbours Sol and Andrea. We are so excited for you!





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Sunday, August 3, 2008

Freddie the Frog is really a Toad!




Introducing - Brittany, Matthew and Catherine with "Freddie the Frog" (who is really a toad!)
They know he's really a toad but they like the name.
I'm confused!

This is Matthew and Catherine's first visit to Canada from the United Kingdom.









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

Balancing Act on the Water

Kids don't need much to have fun. Take a surf board add four kids, water and voila - you have a balancing game on the water that's lots of fun!




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Photos from Lori, Brian and Family











Lori, Brian and Family just returned from a week stay at Beauview.




Lori just uploaded some photos of their stay to the Friends of Beauview Group on Facebook to share with us. Have a look for yourself.
















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

Friday, August 1, 2008

Butter Tarts at the Baysville Bakery

Mid afternoon on Thursday, our parking lot had cleared out. I wondered where everyone went.? Within the hour, the cars had returned so I walked around to see what was happening.

On the cottage decks, people were enjoying freshly baked butter tarts from the local bakery in Baysville. The butter tarts had just come out of the oven. They had timed their visit just right! (And they didn't want me to take their picture with buttertart all over their faces!)



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