As I sit here, perversely hoping for a snow day so I don't have to go to work, I am rolling in the misery of a long, brutish winter. April is a blink away, and there is still over 3 feet of ice on the lakes. My snowblower has gone into forced retirement, this winter has finished it off. We are expecting another foot of snow today. The wind and cold was so severe this year that I hardly got outside.
O Global Warming, where art tho?
I have a new carbon paddle, and a couple of early season trips lined up, and I am thinking every day about paddling. My prediction for ice out is May 17. We will have one week of paddling before the hordes of blood sucking bugs descend.
Sometimes I think Jacques Cartier got it right when he called Canada "The Land God gave to Cain", a barren, buggy land fit for the exile of a biblical murderer.