Text by Paul King
Photographs by Dudley Witney
folio. pp. 120. profusely illustrated. hardcover boards. dw. (near fine - date inscription to front-free endpaper, very minor shelf wear). [Toronto]:. B. Mitchell, .
ISBN-10: 0886659450 / ISBN-13: 9780886659455
To Canadians the phrase "cottage country" envokes an image of towering pines and blue waterways of sleek mahogany boats and weathered cedar docks, of wimpering loons and red sunsets over still lakes. it also embodies a state of mind, an environment of serene escape. No fax machines, no traffic growl, no deadlines. A place where the smell of woodsmoke replaces fog.
There are cottages in all the wilder reaches of Canada. They range in style and comfort from rudimentary to luxurious. But almost all share a view of water, a sheltering forest and an atmosphere so peaceful that it approaches enchantment.
Dudley Witney's superb full-colour photographs explore the quiet recesses of Canada's cottage country, from Bowen Island off British Columbia's coast to Metis Beach in Quebec. Journalist Paul King's text describes the colourful history and oresent popularity of the quintessential cottage county in Ontario's heartland: Muskoka. Together, the words and over 100 images combine to form an unforgettable portrait of Canada's best-loved wild playgrounds.