Happy Lake 2

Happy Lake 2
After a few years of ugggg …we have a 2nd year in a row..of ..what seems like…awesome water….I just want HUG the lake.
 
Like last year…Visibility has gone from less than a meter in the spring to 1.2 to 1.3 today…a normal from years past… you can feel the mixing (balance) of cold and warm water again around your knees…lake side tress (are on dry land) and breathing again….trees….the lakes last line of defense…..meaning the lake is not grabbing as much nutrients..
 
This is an old picture …but we have a massive amount of Byrozoan cultivating on the side of our dock again… The colony is a sign of a healthy lake.. it’s said.
 
Our natural bay is chock full of marine life…
 
We all have a rock or whatever…mine is my dock connected to its 25 year old rings…
 
No alga so far for two years…I remember 3 and 4 years ago..not so good…and about 13 years ago…
 
Get out ..get in the water….enjoy ….we have a beautiful lake when happy!

STUPID 2

I still think the beer cans screwed to a board ranks as #1

The note  below from a concerned cottage is a pretty close 2nd.   The amount of effort they had to go through to “fix it” is one families  concern for environment

Just to inform fellow cottagers that recently some wanker left a very heavy box of garbage at the corner of Falkenburg and Brackenrig Roads.

It consists of paint cans,  paint brushes, rebar,  plastic sheeting etc.

Of course, the local waste management company would not dispose of it.

I went to the Town Offices in Port Carling, and spoke to Public Works. They informed me that they would come and take it away for me. Not sure if they have, since I haven’t been there in over a week.

It’s so disappointing that people would do this. Just to let you (me ..web guy) know, and our neighbours.

Stupid 1 Revisited:

 

Hummingbird vs Ant

So….many Hummingbird feeders are a massive ant magnet.  Once infested with ants the little birds will not drink.

The trick is..one has to devise a way stop this theft.

A few years ago….I built an exotic.. ..ant mote from stainless steel that didn’t  work.   The next day or two I happened to touch up something with a paint can….wait what..here is my mote

I got a good piece of solid wire..just bigger than paperclip diameter.   I drilled a tiny hole through bottom of cup middle.  I then inserted the wire through the hole and bent a hook on each end..  Once that’s done ..I use hardware store epoxy to glue it in place.

Once set..set it up..fill the mote with water…really pisses off the ants.

As a bonus….other birds drink the water..

As a note ..I did see the other day..some have come up with this idea….maybe from my old FB post and sell it as an option.

 

 

 

 

Seriously…Is This a Dumb Move

3 BEER CANS SCREWED TO A BOARD AND SET AFLOAT IN THE LAKE ..

So…this floated up on my shore…but this type of stuff happening  over a wide range of venues  anymore…

Simply no common sense thinking!!

OK….weekend skier maybe would see it…..but some of us cut the wake at a high rate of speed…not looking for killer items in water..

What about kids on tubes ..driver doing a good job for fun…kids have no chance to avoid…a potential death blow

 

Return of Muskoka Passenger Rail .. Have Your Say

Have Your Say! Survey Supporting Return of Passenger Rail Services to Northeastern Ontario

Information Sent To Me....see survey below 

DID YOU KNOW? 51% of passengers riding the train on the north/south line before it was cancelled in 2012 got on or off the train south of North Bay.

Transportation to and from Muskoka is important for several reasons:

  • Our population more than triples with seasonal property owners – resulting in more congestion on our highways.
  • Imagine if we  invited our family and friends to come by train? Particularly interesting if Ontario Northland connects with the GO service and the rest of the GTHA.
  • Imagine if they could come up after work Friday and return Sunday evening?
  • The reality of living in Muskoka with good internet service provides an option to commuting to Toronto for employment.
  • Visitors from around the world could come by train – a very common mode of transportation in other countries.
  • Best of all – you may be able to avoid the 400 parking lot!

WHY DO WE NEED PASSENGER RAIL SERVICE IN MUSKOKA?

To serve BOTH our residents and visitors with sustainable year round travel north and south.

Restoring passenger trains to service Muskoka and points north will provide huge benefits:

  • Access to many more patrons;
  • Scenic rides attracting more tourists;
  • Reduce carbon emissions – rail produces 10 times less than road, 20 times less than air;
  • Safe, reliable service during inclement weather and traffic accidents (road closures);
  • Ease of use for those with physical and/or financial constraints;
  • Relief from increased fuel costs – less wear and tear on roads;
  • Less tiring and more comfortable than other means.

View this clip  April 21, 2019 CTV  Rail Service 

I may be contacted at 705-783-1924 or lakeofbays.lucille@gmail.com

Lucille Frith Co-Chair NEORN and CPMRT

RETURN OF RAILWAY SERVICE