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We cottage photographers are self-involved, just like the rest of humanity. Where does the madness end?

In Like Zim

PETE RYAN

In the depths of winter, I often go scuba diving in warmer parts of the world. I’m no expert, but I have been at it long enough to remember when underwater cameras were exotic rarities. Back then, those cameras and their watertight housings were super-expensive pieces of gear that only professionals or dedicated amateurs possessed. They were also big and bulky, with lots of fiddly buttons, so underwater photographers tended to be highly skilled divers, able to swim and navigate single-handedly while controlling buoyancy and positioning so as not to ruin photos, knock chunks off a reef, or kick me in the face.

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Cottage Life’s Winter issue is all about how Canadians do the cold season. Meet a family that embraces the best of winter fun, with polar bear dips, hot tubs, and all-day shinny. Try our weekend meal plans designed for when the water’s off. Get intel from our workshop to help you thrive in the cold: an outhouse seat hack, tips to keep your pipes flowing in winter, a snowmobile spark plug troubleshooting guide, a firewood-cutting primer, and a bookshelf project that gives your old wooden toboggan new life. Plus, we deliver the inside scoop on new appliances for off-grid living. And, it’s the moment we wait for all year, when we get to show you the stunning collection of winning shots from our annual photo contest, along with the funniest pics you sent in. Lastly, Cottage Life turns 30 this year. Celebrate with us as we look back at our fondest (and strangest) moments.
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