The May Victoria Day holiday – in celebration of the Queen’s birthday – is also the traditional inaugural weekend of summer, at least for those with lakeside dwellings known as “cottages” in our part of Canada. They can range from rustic cabins with no running water or electricity to sprawling mansions with all the mod-cons. Since many of these are seasonal, there is the yearly ritual of “opening” the cottage.
|Early morning on Balsam Lake - copyright Melanie Wills|
With views like this, we don’t spend much time indoors at my family’s island cottage.
My Muskoka Novels are set in that legendary land of lakes, beginning in the Age of Elegance.