The frozen surroundings are harsh, but peaceful and serene.
Only the television set reminds us of the even harsher world of the “normal” citizens living their mundane and structured, system dependent lives …..
In 2013 Jimmy Buffett released a song written for him by Mark Knopfler of Dier Straits (St. Somewhere album) – it instantly became one of my favourite Buffett tunes, but as JD played the song this afternoon on #RadioMargaritaville, I finally got the lyrics; Life IS a Beach!
Many people ask us what it is about being up here, when most people who live on boats want to go south. To us, the change of seasons is a wonderful thing and we enjoy winter, once the snow and ice had set in.
The in-between seasons are sometimes hard to take, especially long ones like this year. The good weather is gone and gloomy, dark days are upon us with not much to do outside but wait for the ice to build and the snow to began falling. Then, winter will bring more things to do and the enjoyment of the outdoors.
I made this slideshow for our Bobcaygeon Community Facebook page and for those of us suffering from SAD; takes us back to sunny summer days around Lock 32 of the trent Severn Waterway: