First ski of 2018

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This is the first time I’ve gone cross-country skiing since December 9, 2017. After December 9th the weather turned very warm and our snow disappeared. Then over Christmas the temperature dropped. An extreme cold warning was issued and we had … Continued

Christmas Freeze

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  Happy Holidays, hope you are staying warm! We’ve had a stretch of cold weather here in Northern Alberta, and in much of Canada as well. Brrrr!   Another Extreme Cold Warning is in effect for all of Northern and … Continued

Ski season 2017

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Cross-country ski season has started! We’ve had a couple of good snowfalls and the trails are looking good. It warmed up today to about -3 to -2 C, nice temperature with fresh snow! Woo hoo!   We haven’t had such … Continued


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  Wow, three Atlantic hurricanes are raging today. Katia and Jose are currently Category 1 while Irma is Category 5. News agencies are calling Irma one of the strongest Atlantic Hurricanes ever recorded. We’re thinking of our Florida friends. Stay … Continued

Lac La Biche

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Today I went for a paddle in Lac La Biche, at Sir Winston Churchill Provincial Park.   It was a beautiful warm sunny day. Winds were light. I paddled along the east and north shores and out to the Pelican … Continued

Misty Morning

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  Practically 100% humidity this morning. It’s been rather wet lately. According to Environment Canada we had over 161 mm of rain in July (their site reports that the value is based on incomplete data).

Long Lake

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I recently had the opportunity to paddle Long Lake in my kayak.   The lake is long and narrow, and located in Long Lake Provincial Park, south of Boyle Alberta. There is a boat launch, day use area and beach, … Continued

Kayak Rack

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I finished my homemade kayak storage rack this past weekend:   There’s room for three kayaks. I’m thinking of adding a few hooks for gear. If you’d like to make one yourself, check out Korey Atterberry’s webpage.  

Steele Lake

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This week I had the opportunity to paddle Steele Lake in my kayak.   Steele Lake is in Cross Lake Provincial Park. Since the park surrounds the lake, the shoreline and wetlands are quiet and undisturbed. I spotted a Loon, … Continued