Ouch it’s Hot!

For something a little different from my Cancer Journey

What a magnificent day for a boat trip.

The trees on the drive to Bracebridge were still mostly green, though many were starting to turn slightly towards the yellower shades and there were some speckled through them that were singing out there presence with flourishes of red.

I can imagine the colours in a few short weeks time.  It will be magnificent.  Yellows, Golds, reds and still some green.

The forest is so different from home, far less dense as the trees are so different and not a punga in sight, yet at times I could swear I was driving through parts of New Zealand.  Mind you the number of signs warning of Moose crossing certain reminded me I was in Canada.

As we arrived at Bracebridge a little early for the boat trip we made a quick visit to Santa Village.  Apparently where Santa spends his summer holidays.  He certainly chose a gorgeous part of the world on the Muskoka River, but it had never entered my head that he and Mrs Claus would choose to spend their summer holidays entertaining children on fairground rides, so I must admit to being somewhat surprised and enthralled.

After a quick visit at Santas Village, we returned to Bracebridge to board the boat, “The Lady Muskoka” for our luncheon cruise of the river and onto Lake Muskoka.

We ate lunch as we cruised along, very relaxed though I have to admit that lunch was not really up to expectations but the gorgeous weather and the views as we cruised around a number of the many islands in the Lake and past some magnificent homes and cottages certainly made the trip worthwhile.

I was fascinated by the large number of boatsheds which many seemed to have homes built on top of them, some right next to piers which were falling apart.

The houses, built further up from the water’s edge, many of which are really only holiday homes, certainly reinforced the notion that Lake Muskoka is the playground of the very rich.

The weather today was 30 degrees, so the second half of the trip was spent on the top deck of the boat to catch whatever breeze we could and as always a hope to grab some rays to tan the winter white.

It was a great day for a cruise.


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