Thursday, March 01, 2012

March may be coming in like a lion, but it is a gentle lion. We had some snow yesterday and more again today. It has been snowing for a few hours now. Enough to get Kevin Frankish and Frankie whatshisname all pumped up and dramatic. It always gives me a chuckle when they get in hysterics over a little weather. Living here you just take it all in stride. It's just another day in paradise, ooh I think I just gagged a little there.

I know I have said this before and February was a good sledding month but conditions this week have been fabulous. Regular snow falls and grooming done every other day. Without question the next few days (maybe weeks) will be some of the best riding you will ever do. I feel confident that good conditions will continue through the March break.

I braved the elements and took blondie out for a walk again today just to see first hand if the trails had been groomed. Now I didn't walk all the way to Whitney or Bancroft, I'm not that much of a sport but I did go far enough to see that the groomers went both ways last night. Even with the snow falling this morning it was a nice day only -4 this morning compared to -15 yesterday morning. I should be getting an atta-girl for all of the research I'm doing.

Although checking things out first hand is useful it is not as fulfilling as the black fly report. Those of you that only read the blog for snow conditions have no idea of the personal sacrifice I make in order to keep readers updated on the black flies. I selflessly take a glass of wine, sit on the back deck and see how long I can last until the black flies chase me into the house. Once I get at least 3/4 of a glass or more consumed most cottagers know that it is safe to venture up again. Now if I get to finish the Toronto Star crossword and have a couple of glasses things are A okay!! I have had to train in the house on occasion when it has been raining for days on end. But you've gotta do what you've gotta do.

That's it for today. I shouldn't have to update of Friday if things stay the same because it can't get any better. On the off chance that we get rain or freezing rain I will update.

I hope you get a chance to come riding again.


Peter said...

Thanks for all the wonderful updates, Nancy! Haven't been up there for a couple of weeks now, but will likely be in at some point this weekend. It's pretty depressing here in the city, and the weather network is about as reliable as .............. well, they're not ......... so it's nice hearing first-hand, REAL reports! :) Keep up the great work!

Lyndsay Higgins said...

So when you say you get through 3/4 of a glass of wine glass, how big is the wine glass cause at my home I have a huge wine glass and one that is barely big enough to call ait a wine glass but still how bug is it?