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.
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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.
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And, this winter, being here alone on the bay, is the greatest feeling of all.
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Still No Snow 2…….

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It was about a week before Christmas and all aboard the boat were wishing for snow.
But there was only fog and then a rainbow….
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So, they just counted their blessings, considered how much less they were spending on shorepower, and turned the lights up on the Christmas tree…. 🙂
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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.
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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:
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Room At The Inn… or not…

We thought, since the weather was not shaping up the best for today, we may get a spot for the weekend at Lock 32 (Trent Severn Waterway) downtown Bobcaygeon, but it looks pretty busy – our webcam is live 24/7, overlooking the area we like to tie up at the lock.
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