The White Squall Blog

A Hoot for November ~ paddling the fire

View this email online. Paddling The Fire Just came back from canoeing down the Pickerel River to Georgian Bay and back up the Key River, taking us through the heart of the summer fire. First off – canoeing in late fall ain’t so bad folks. Making all the difference is bringing along a canvas tent […]

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A Hoot for Fall

Final Fall Clearout Petey and I braved wind and rain today, sharpened our pencils and had a close look at remaining used boats. Many of the little buggers have been out working these past few weeks and are home for a rest. We’ve taken prices down to rock bottom so if you’ve been toying with […]

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Mid-September Hoot

Mid – September Hoot The hint of autumn is on the wind.  Mushrooms magically sprout on the lawn and we sparked up the woodstove for the first time last night.  Yet other days dawn sunny and the waters are summer-warm. It’s the absolute best time to be wandering the islands and we hope you can […]

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Fire in the Belly with a Hoot in yer Hand

Fire in the Belly with a Hoot in yer Hand Sounds like a Fred Eaglesmith song. Yup, there’s a fire. Yes, they say it’s Parry Sound but the fire is on mainland north and east of Henvey Inlet, a couple three days paddle north of us. It is devastating but not near. Parry Sound, Byng […]

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Quick Hoot HOT Summer, Best Time to Paddle!

Quick Hoot – HOT Summer – Best Time To Paddle! One Spot Just Came UPPPP – Northeast Coast Ecology July 31 – Aug. 3 Here’s a golden summer opportunity to join us for a traditional White Squall kayak and camp trip with our top guides Jocey Simon, Emily Beirnes and Brian Beitz. Joining them is […]

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Days of Summer Hoot & Blat

White Squall’s HOOT & BLAT! Time for a Summertime Dream For those who get my Lightfoot reference, you win the prize. Which is simply taking a moment to think about summer breezes, crystal clear waters and scented winds. On that note, with his permission I’ve re-printed at the end of this Hoot author and playwright […]

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Hoot & Blat for the Coming Solstice

Start Your Summer – Come Paddle With Us Around Franklin June 24 On June 24, a happy gang of us – (and we range from 8 to 80!)  are gathering down at Snug Harbour for the second Franklin Challenge.   It’s a fundraiser to support cleanup of local islands, through the Georgian Bay Biosphere Reserve.  After […]

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Hoot & Blat for a Sunny Day in May

Free Sunday Paddles We are trying something a bit different and it seems to be quite popular.  C’mon out Sunday morn from 10:00-11:30 and enjoy a leisurely paddle around the shores of mighty Cole Lake.  We’ll have hot drinks, conversation and an amazing paddle waiting for you – anyone can come-but ya gotta tell us […]

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Bloot & Hat for Spring

Start the Friggin’ SPRING Sale Pay in full for any boat between now and MAY 2 and get:  A FREE SPARE PADDLE AND A PAIR OF SUNGLASSES  (somewhere in the future you will wanna wear shades) Summer Paddling Is Just ‘Round the Bend (this is where I’ve gone if you can’t find me) There are so many ways […]

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Ice Melts & Spring Sprongs!

Ice Melts & Spring Sprongs! SQUALL OPENS THIS Sat. Mar. 31 8 Days a Week! Our 33rd rip ’round the sun and what a planetary paddle it’s been. Feeling like yesterday when Kathy and I looked at each other at afternoon tea and said, “oh what the heck, let’s open a paddle shop”. I ain’t kidding – there […]

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Feb 15- Hoot

Hello Paddlers-there’s a raft of things to talk about, so get out your banjo and here we go…. New! Girl’s Weekend Getaway, June 15-17, 2018 Looking for something different? Grab your gal pal, mom, daughter, sister and let’s go! Your weekend includes 2 nights at the Bayside Inn in the heart of Parry Sound and Jeff’s famous Bayside […]

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September Hoot & Blat Tips

Tim Dyer and dog on a SUP board at White Squall Paddling Centre

I thought we could think about life lessons. This season there was at least one incident of folks being on big water with wind and waves that should not have been out there. After the motor boat rescue, they were fine but the boats were not as happy being smashed against some rocks. It seems […]

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