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 …..
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.
I don’t know when they started to call Pacific storms “hurricanes”, they were always a “typhoon” before, but this one was true to its calling and nicely trekked east and north into Atlantic regions.
For us on the Great Lakes today, those remnants are merging with a local system to produce our so called first “winter storm” while it is still autumn….
I have the webcam set up on the dock, refresh set at 2 seconds, hoping to catch some wild water action, but the strong winds that will affect us, turning to west from east and south, will not materialise until tomorrow morning.
Our onboard webcam is live 24/7 @ http://www.cruisingdog.com
Most of the boat shave been hauled out – we are enjoying the solitude now and are looking forward to being icebound.
My “Spring Break” message about winter now and plans for spring:
I made this little New Year’s video message for our new CruisingDog TV channel (http://www.marinesupportonline.com/CD-TVsplash.htm), pointing out the adventure aspect of being icebound on the Trent Severn Waterway – a cold but beautiful place: