EXTREME Cold Warning


As we move into a few cold days, the wood fire burns and all is cosy inside the icebound boat.

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 …..

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The Arrival of Winter Wonderland

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.

As I look across the vast, open stretch of the bay of solid ice, I get the serene feeling not unlike when I used to look across the stretch of ocean under our boat on a calm passage.

And, this winter, being here alone on the bay, is the greatest feeling of all.
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Winter Boating Blog – Autumn In August

The misty mornings on the bay are always magical but in August, a little early.

A “T Rex” of a winter is in store for us, according to the Old Farmers Almanac.
We will be on the boat, icebound in this location all winter and this blog will chronicle life on the frozen bay……

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Today our two very different webcam images can be viewed at the same time, showing the bay shrouded in mist from the boat, while our other cam at Lock 32 of the Trent Severn Waterway in downtown Bobcaygeon is enjoying a clear morning:

Out the window

Difficult to capture how one feels when living so intimately close to the “wild outdoors” – or, to what is just directly on the other side of the cabin windows…. DSCF4774