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Sunday 13 January 2013


Spring arrived early and we're not happy. We didn't expect to see warm temperatures until March but yesterday we got up to +7*C and today may reach 9. Winter isn't what I remember as a kid. Back then the snow came and stayed until March. Now we get snow, then it melts, then we get more snow, don't even need the wood stove going all the time.

After lunch we decided it would be good to get out for a walk in the fog and see what was happening down at the lake.

The road has been heavily sanded wherever there is a steep grade. We shouldn't have any problem getting in or out this winter.

You can see how misty the conditions are. We've lost a lot of snow in the past 24 hours and the mist continues to rise in clouds.

Here's Lee out walking the dogs. He's very good to get them outside every day for some exercise. Love those long rope leashes.

Down at the lake it's obvious we need to stay on shore. The ice has melted and is unsafe. All the fish huts are off and back on land. No fishing for a while.

Looking across the lake it was difficult to see the other side.

Not sure what the plans are for today. As Don says, "No schedule"

Thanks for stopping by and safe travels everyone.


  1. Wonerderful photos of the twisty roads there.
    Hope Mary doesn't try and ice fish!!

  2. No fishing on the lake, but she is going down in a few minutes to fish off the dock.

    Just moved two skids of firewood onto the front porch. It is now protected from the elements and easy to get two.

    We have about 2 full cords of firewood still in skids so should be good until the end of February.