Washagami Landing

Northern Ontario getaway

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Skating on the Lake

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Washagami Landing has an interesting location on Lake Washagami. On one side we have a bay where the water does a 90 degree turn; on the other the channel narrows and gets shallower, which makes the water speeds up a little. The Mossman island to the west also slows down the water for most of our waterfront.

In the winter this means we have a nice patch in front of our cottage where the water is slow enough for the ice to form easily, and a patch to the side that never freezes even in the coldest of days.

This year we are lucky to have such nicely formed ice this early in the winter! I think the temperature swing followed by a sudden dramatic drop must have helped.
And we wasted no time “tilling” it out of the snow.

Making the Rink

Tilling the Snow

The first group of lucky guests to try out the rink! A great way to celebrate the start of a new year!

The first group of lucky guests to try out the rink! A great way to celebrate the start of a new year!

Yurta setup

Yurta! Camping in style.

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In partnership with Yurta (yurta.ca) we are very pleased to get a 17′ Yurta for Washagami Landing!

Yurta is an amazing and unique shelter – simple, strong, and easy to set up. It is inspired by, and improved from yurt – the Mongolian round tent – with more modern material and technology. It’s also designed and manufactured in Ontario! (more history of the Yurta – and how to acquire one yourself! Can be found on their website. Their contact Patrick is one very awesome guy).

This structure is both beautiful and very practical. And now it sits by Washagami Lake, secluded in the wood, and becoming part of the beautiful scenery. We want to make this an option for the more adventurous type.
Being inside is a fascinating experience. It’s definitely different from the cottages – you feel much closer to the land. It evokes a more… spiritual experience.

More photos of the interior and exterior setup to come soon.

Check out the video below of the installation. The Yurta setup took two of us just shy of 2 hrs – much shorter than the time it took to build and paint the floor it sits on.



Yurta

Yurta at Washagami Landing. 20 ft to the water and surrounded by blueberry bushes.