WebCam Archives 2014

Traveling back in time through the eyes of our webcams….

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Landlubber Report

Now that 2 weeks have gone by living ashore, I draw the conclusions that logistically it will be more convenient.
The bars are strolling distance. We walk to shop. Wendy walks to work…

We also conclude that it will not be as much fun regarding nature and wildlife, albeit we already have a new pet living in a tree 15′ out the kitchen door. (Still learning to say “kitchen” instead of galley.)  🙂
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We do miss the boat, but this isn’t too bad: the nice blue water pouring by at 3 to 4 knots out back in Big Bob Channel will never freeze and we could not ask for a more beautiful place to spend winter.
Can hardly wait until 4′ of snow is out there and icebergs are flowing past.
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A great view of the channel in both direction.
That’s Gordon’s Yacht Harbour across the channel in the background, and our webcam is pointed at the Main Street Bridge.
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Summer update and comparison

Has been a wonderful summer without too many too hot nights, so the air conditioning / hydro bill is getting some nice breaks. Good sleeping weather.
I did a 6 month reminder in the same location today, just up the road. I consider both seasons beautiful, in the right location, and we certainly are blessed to be there:DSCF3197
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Icebound on the Trent Severn Waterway

We are in Ontario Canada, Pigeon Lake North, near Bobcaygeon – Lock 32 of the Trent Severn Waterway. We came up here to enjoy the winters that promised the “Great White North” experience. Well, the first two were quite disappointing, but this one is starting off just right. A foot of snow this morning and forecasted temps to be minus 21 degree Celsius tonight / -21° C.

So, here are last year’s and a comparison this year’s webcam images, taken in the same location, just different camera angles:
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Here is a look at the images around the boat today:
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An early taste of winter!

Winter conditions in November, big time and unusually early, but a warming trend is in the forecast. In the mean time, we get a taste of things to come….
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Living On The Edge

I was explaining to a friend this afternoon about living on a boat. Being in the Caribbean, Mexico, British Columbia, Ontario or where ever. I was explaining that it has all the comforts of a home as you want to make it, but if you want it to be, it can be a very close proximity to the “wild”. That being nature. And, not making a very big nasty footprint on the planet at the the same time…..
I always explain it as “living on the edge, but not close enough to be uncomfortable”.
My life would not be what it is, if it was not for music. Without getting into who and what I like, here is a song I consider the explanatory statement of life on the water. Written and played so beautifully by Scott Kirby and his crew, and in this case in a fun venue, the lyrics tell it better than I ever could: