The White Squall Blog

Spring is in the Air Hoot

Spring is in the Air Hoot ‘Spring is in the air’ – truly. We just heard the first woodcocks chirping over the swamp – leading to the obvious question – what on earth do the poor things eat? There’s no bugs that we can see flying about. The situation is sort of like a country […]

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A Mid-Winter Hoot & Holler

Boat & Sport Show Dreams Wandering the hallways of big city boat & sport shows is a fine late-winter thing to do. Wafts of hot popcorn with make-believe butter, bright lights and shiny new boats with new things ’round every corner. A getaway from everyday life, stealing time to just walk and wander. In your […]

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Far Reach Round the Sun Hoot

A Hoot and Holler as we round the far reach of our romp ’round the sun on this wild carousel of life! Winter Sales   Our town shop at 19 James has deals galore as we keep the lights on through a dark winter. Every time you shop, we give you Squaller Dollars – a […]

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November Squall Hoot

Hi Everyone Quick update – thanks for listening, hang onto your shorts and away we go!  Outer Island Poopy Project The thunderbox season is in the hole for another year:) We happily dug a lot this summer – and I say ‘happily’ as any day on the Bay is a fine one. Things are moving […]

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Thanksgiving Eve

Hi ho, hi ho.  The path around the sun brings reflection both on the water and in our hearts.  Reflections are a dazzling union of declining rays and still waters.  Kathy and I were lucky to paddle in Quetico with our family recently and here is what danced in front of us as we paddled along… I find […]

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September Days Hoot

September Days Big winds, lonesome sound of crickets, warm waters, the return of school and lost summer love. At once melancholy yet full of hope for paddling adventures still to come. September – a time of less folks, cool evenings, warm waters and stunning sunsets. Years ago, a singer-songwriter from Manitoulin Isle, Kevin Closs, visited the Squall […]

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Dog Days of Summer Hoot

Dog Days of Summer Are Doggone by a Hair Did ya ever wonder what the “dog days of summer’ were? My bet is many of you likely know and maybe forgot. For those who don’t – it’s that blissful time when bars and theme parks let dogs in for half price.  No?  Oh ok – […]

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Best Paddling Life Hoot

A short epistle to help you live your best paddling life?! Outdoor Learning in Canada We have been asked to contribute a few paragraphs to an open-sourced project called Outdoor Learning in Canada (  Specifically, they are interested in personal thoughts on the importance of lakes and oceans in how you learn and appreciate the […]

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Time of Your Life Hoot

G’day from the Bay! We’re fast coming into the very best time in our lives ~ the one where we get to wander sweet water seas, sheltered by spectacular islands with sun-warmed rock inviting us to lie down and dream with the scent of summer pine… then jump into crystal clear waters unlike anywhere else […]

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Spring in your step Hoot

Hello Paddlers There’s a spring in my step as the waters open, the sun shines and the wind she blows.  Speaking of that – I think fast-changing winds in both strength and direction will be the story of this summer.  No immediate science to back me up, just a feeling in my tummy.  But that’s […]

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