Regatta..Don’t Miss an Awesome Time

Annual regatta is being hosted in Launch Bay August 17

The event is well run..something for everyone….many team events.  Bring guests and family.. ..the focus is on kids.

The event is at Jons cottage to the right of the boat launch.   We will update information as it comes in…

ALSO…Jon has informed us the boat launch dock is in.

 

 

Bryozoans ….Moss Animal ish

Bryozoans picture , about 25 mm high, on the side on my dock a few years ago. ..and  usually repeating every summer.   The coral of fresh water lakes.

Research is being done on this harmless plankton eating prehistoric deal..  for cancer cures.

The colonies start with a single near microscopic zooid, which asexually reproduces until it’s got an entire army of clones to hang out with.

Bryozoans are usually an indicator of good water quality, and should not be disturbed or removed from the water.

More ..Bryozoans

 

 

Tiny..ish Flying Violent Weapon

Be careful what you scrape off the Muskoka cottage wall this early summer.   The  small size ugly thing ..looks dead..but actually is the incubation home of an insane aggressive dragon fly as observed on my cottage walls.

In my picture..that Dragon Fly came out of that cocoon….it took a good 24 hours…The head comes out first and finally the wing tips..

Dragonflies are great hunters. In their larval stage – which can last up to five years! – they live in the water and eat anything that comes near them, including aquatic insects, tadpoles and small fish. As adults, they eat flies, mosquitoes, grasshoppers, butterflies, flying ants and even other dragonflies, which they catch while they’re in flight.   Read more at DRAGON FLY

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How To Fix Pizza

I am no cook..but..

I tried this several times this summer and wow!   This trick is so good, I almost want to buy a pizza and not eat till the 2nd day.  The procedure works with frozen and fast food  bought…2nd day pizza.   When you take your time to save that last piece, instead of throwing it out,  for day two tells how good it is.

Get BBQ warmed up on LOW…place pizza on bottom rack for 5 minutes lid closed…..then place pizza on upper warming rack for a further 5 minutes..lid closed…eat when temperature gets below burning your mouth. ……..only qualified BB-Q ist should do this..as it can be dangerous and cause death or burn down the cottage.

This may not work with a loaded pizza..as you can see mine are plain.

To each his own..but to me its good.

 

Fowler Water Survey

On a quest to further keep track of Brandy Lake we need to thank BLA board member Moreen Miller President of Fowler for donating some survey time to help Brandy Lake Association.   The survey was completed about a month ago with the water just below the tree line.   The cost would have been in the thousands for sure.

The measuring base line start was at the 118 bridge…(Outlet Bay) and continued with pings every meter down the river to the beaver dam.  I think the measuring was also taken at the Muskoka Lake entrance

Further measuring was taken top and bottom of the existing “beaver baffler pipe” to ensure the new pipe is placed in the same location per MNRF instructions.

The pipe picture is the original install, I was involved with…about 15 years ago

And a picture of Moreens crew at work.