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.




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

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

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.

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

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.




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

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.


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

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

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!)








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

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

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!








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