Louise Queen

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Snowshoeing

In My day to day on January 2, 2010 at 12:56 pm

According to Wikipedia… “In the past, snowshoes were essential tools for fur traders, trappers and anyone whose life or living depended on the ability to get around in areas of deep and frequent snowfall, and they remain necessary equipment for forest rangers and others who must be able to get around areas inaccessible to motorized vehicles when the snow is deep. However, today snowshoes are mainly used for recreation, primarily by hikers and runners who like to continue their hobby in wintertime. Snowshoeing is easy to learn, and in appropriate conditions is a relatively safe and inexpensive recreational activity.”

Our experience with snow shoes began this Christmas when Cameron’s parents kindly bought us both a set – only for recreation, no fur-trapping!

Traditional Snowshoe

Traditional Snowshoe

Our new Snowshoes

Our new Snowshoes

Christmas here was a non starter, with only patches of the white stuff available, however almost a foot of fresh snow in the last 24 hours made today the perfect time to try them out.

Bigfoot!

Bigfoot!

Adventuring

Adventuring

Too nasty a day to go very far, but a couple of circuits of our garden and driveway already showed us how much easier these big feet make winter walking. Neither of us fell over, even in the deeper drifts so we reckon our first adventure was officially a success!

Snowy feet

Snowy feet

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Where has the Lake gone?

In My day to day on February 4, 2009 at 10:00 am

Sunday = another bright, sunny, gorgeous day will plenty of snow if you know where¬† look for it….

Track to Lake Mushamush

Track to Lake Mushamush

Cameron and I decided to pack us some sandwiches and head out for the afternoon..

Us

Us

After lunch it was time to head up the track and see what we could find. Lake Mushamush is located approximately 5 miles from Bridgewater and couldn’t be more different from the town. It is a haven for relaxing, canoeing and walking. And looks beautiful covered in snow/ice.

The Lake

The Lake

Here we are standing on the beach and behind us is nothing but water (under enough ice to support half a dozen snowmobilers, however thick that is).

After a little stroll, Mr Queen, decided that it was playtime…

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