Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Hay there

Hay bales are popping up all over Chisholm Township.

Monday, September 18, 2017


Chisholm Township horses on Sunday morning.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Sagging barn

This old barn is starting to succumb to its age, not unlike a lot of us.

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

Avon River

Once the Avon River in Stratford winds its way down from the east past the country club, past the Festival Theatre and downtown and then past Avondale Cemetery, it turns into quite a shallow, murky, mundane creek.

Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Full Moon August 7, 2017

The full moon over Trout Lake last night from our dock.

Sunday, August 06, 2017

Cardinal TV Series

The TV series Cardinal Season 2 has been filming at various locations in and around North Bay all summer. Here they have changed the name of the Portage Hotel to the World Tavern and gussied up the outside as well.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Trout Lake Evening

This photo is pretty typical of the evenings we've had this summer on Trout Lake. There haven't been any really hot humid days like last year, much to our chagrin.

Monday, July 10, 2017

Sturgeon Lake

We spent the weekend at Sturgeon Lake and went on boat rides to Fenelon Falls and Bobcaygeon. Great times were had by one and all!

Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Flying Fortress

A WWII B-17G Flying Fortress is visiting North Bay this week, pretty awesome!

Saturday, July 01, 2017

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Upper French River

This past week we spent a few days canoeing and fishing on 5 Mile Bay near Horse Island on the upper French River.  The fishing was great, but the catching was less so.

Monday, June 12, 2017


The Bigwin, in Dorset on the Lake of Bays, looks ready for the summer season.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Open Doors, Toronto, May 27, 2017

Saturday was "Open Doors" in Toronto.  I'm pretty sure this open door in the photo wasn't what they meant.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Sunset, Trout Lake

Not a glorious Trout Lake sunset, but pretty nice all the same.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Is that summer around the corner?

Very nice on the lake this evening, warm, slight breeze, next to no bugs ...

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Dock In, Flag Up

I finished putting the dock in yesterday.  After this photo was taken, my pal Gerry and I put out the last section of dock.  Now it's time to ready the Fortuitous for her launch, after the next few days of rain.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Lake Nipissing

This is a Photoshop "stitched" panorama photo of 6 photos I took yesterday afternoon at Lake Nipissing's waterfront,, looking west, on Memorial Drive, North Bay.  The horizon looks accurate, but the shoreline is a bit bowed because of the "stitching."  Due to the East wind, the ice has been blown across the lake, but it should be ice free by now or will be relatively soon.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Ice Melting

Slowly, slowly the ice is melting.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017


Interesting cloud formations rolling across the lake the other day.

Friday, March 31, 2017


Here's an oldie --> CF-104s of 439 Tiger Reconnaissance Squadron at CFB Lahr, Germany, 1970

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Viceroy Cottage

Most of the buildings on Trout Lake are year round houses.  This cottage on our road, Viceroy Road, is one of the few seasonal cottages around.

Saturday, March 25, 2017


Now this is a badass flask, 128 oz.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Recording Studio

I was at Andy McClelland's recording studio on Wednesday night laying down a vocal track on a Bluegrass version of my song Dark Side of Dusk.  Steve Morin was also there doing the same for his song 1 Shot Joe.  This is a photo of Andy and Steve in the "captain's chair" listening to a playback of 1 Shot Joe - great fun!

Tuesday, March 21, 2017


Looking west along the CP Rail from North Bay.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Miller Block

The Miller Block apartment building, built in the 1920s, at the corner of Sherbroke and First in North Bay.

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Lahr Reunion Team and Hooters 2017

The Lahr Reunion Team and Hooters were in lovely Kemptville this past weekend for the 21st time to participate in the Kemptville Hockey Tournament.  This year we were entered in the Ultra Classic Division which meant we're getting seriously old to play hockey.  As usual, an excellent time was had by all.

Friday, February 24, 2017

Ice Dams

A lot of older homes have ice dam buildups on their roofs at this time of year.  It's a pretty good indication of where there is a lack of insulation.  If one were thinking of buying an older home, it may be a good idea to do a preliminary look at houses at this time of year and note the ones with ice dam problems.

Thursday, February 23, 2017


Here are a few samples of the beer on the shelves from the previous post.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Beer Collectiom

Tony has over 4,000 full unopened bottles of Canadian beer in his collection.  His basement is full.  The oldest bottle is an 80 year old Molson Export.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Fake Believe Land

Check this video out of a song I made up and recorded last week - a bit of a jab at the south of the border politics:

Sunday, February 12, 2017


Here are a few of the instruments at the studio I was in earlier this week.

Saturday, February 04, 2017

Lake Nipissing Sunset Feb.3, 2017

Here is the sunset over Lake Nipissing yesterday afternoon.  It's really nice to see the sun in the sky longer and to see it set closer to the west (the right) each day.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Old Bridge Grafftti

Noticed this graffiti on the old bridge over Chippewa Creek near Lake Nipissing waterfront on the weekend during our stroll, amble, saunter walkabout.

Monday, January 23, 2017

Lake Nipissing

Some ice shacks visible on Lake Nipissing through the mist.

Tuesday, January 03, 2017


Here's a view of Trout Lake on Jan.1, 2017