At times I complain about the winter weather and where I live, but the truth be known, I do really love Atlantic Canada. Today was a perfect winter day, sunny with a temperature of -3C/26F...so I dug out my old ash snowshoes and decided to go for a walk in the woods. (Click on the pictures for a full view, especially the last picture)
At the present time, the area behind my house is wooded. That will change soon as there is going to be a new school built and unfortunately the trees will go. You can see below that the survey lines have already been cut.
Neighborhood deer have been using the trail.
I came across this fresh deer trail, I suspect that there must have been three to four deer traveling together to cut a trail in the snow like this.
The snowshoeing was good and it did not take long to break into a sweat.
I did come across what we call a "snow hole"; it is generally snow on top of some brush and when you step on one, you sink quite deeply or fall. As you can see from the snow, I wiped out!
My total walk lasted about two hours and the walk back home was mush easier as I had already made the trail in the snow.
It was a beautiful day for a snowshoeing walk in the woods. This last pic I took would have to be my favorite of the day, some ice melting on the branch of a tree.
I will get my motorcycle fix next weekend as I am traveling to the Atlantic Motorcycle Show! Keep the right hand cranked and for those of you who get to ride at this time of year, ride safe!