Nice thing about having a fairly simple boat design. Easy to get underway in various conditions. We just got 14" of snow. Doesn't sound like much until you see how the folks drive around here. Had a guy tailgating me for 5 miles last night when I went to pick up my daughter from work. We don't do a great job clearing snow either because we don't see much of it.
I understand what you say about the solitude. Peaceful. Went to sail a few weeks ago and the keel was resting on the bottom. Freakish wind and tidal conditions that left us with 4' of water. Been seeing a lot of flooding, also.