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scottbr 01-02-2009 09:52 AM

Mine was taken Aug. 1.... that's a winter snow squall rolling in.

CS271409 01-02-2009 05:43 PM

My picture was taken July 17 2006 just before sundown (which happens at about 4:00pm) You can see the freezing rain driving into into the slushy water that freezes every night. There is a great benefit here... choose your place wisely and the prudent cruiser is frozen into place overnight so there are no issues with anchor holding. And you can walk to shore to gather berries or perhaps snare a squirrel or two for supper. When the feeble sun peeks above the horizon at about 10:00 am, there is usually enough warmth to thaw the anchorage freeing us from the ice and allowing us a few hours to find another idyllic spot for the next night.:D

xort 01-02-2009 06:09 PM

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Originally Posted by scottbr (Post 426172)
Mine was taken Aug. 1.... that's a winter snow squall rolling in.

What a pack of rubbish, August is summer. That's a summer snow squall. Very common year round up in the great white north.

xort 01-02-2009 06:35 PM

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Originally Posted by CS271409 (Post 426400)
My picture was taken July 17 2006 just before sundown (which happens at about 4:00pm) You can see the freezing rain driving into into the slushy water that freezes every night. There is a great benefit here... choose your place wisely and the prudent cruiser is frozen into place overnight so there are no issues with anchor holding. And you can walk to shore to gather berries or perhaps snare a squirrel or two for supper. When the feeble sun peeks above the horizon at about 10:00 am, there is usually enough warmth to thaw the anchorage freeing us from the ice and allowing us a few hours to find another idyllic spot for the next night.:D

the problem with that is the bears can easily walk out to visit you. especially if they see you are picking their berries.

Anchoring is almost impossible due to the huge slabs of granite that form the bottom. The only time your anchor will hold is if you get lucky by catching a fluke in a crevice. Then it becomes wedged and you can't get it out.

scottbr 01-03-2009 07:15 PM

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Originally Posted by xort (Post 426415)
What a pack of rubbish, August is summer. That's a summer snow squall. Very common year round up in the great white north.


I knew that, just trying to relate to the southerly neighbours that don't understand snow eh.


I actually had ice on our boat last summer. We were cruising through Collins Inlet when that "little voice in my head" said drop the anchor after watching a t-storm build all afternoon, ( although not the clouds like the picture above) No sooner had we dropped the anchor than we were run over by horizontal rain, 52 knot gusts and hail that actually accumulated on the deck. Afterwords there were several trees downed just behind us. If we had continued on East, there is no way we would have made the turn to Beaverstone Bay and would have ended up grounding or worse at the East end of Collins Inlet. :eek:

scottbr 01-03-2009 07:16 PM

This was taken on the only day of summer in 2008.


http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j1.../summer176.jpg

CS271409 01-03-2009 11:22 PM

scottbr

Must have been the same day.

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scottbr 01-13-2009 09:16 AM

The only sunrise last summer, the rest were covered with snow clouds.


http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j1.../summer168.jpg

scottbr 01-13-2009 09:18 AM

More boring scenery, rocks, trees, water.... it's all the same.



http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j1.../summer301.jpg

bljones 01-13-2009 10:48 PM

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Originally Posted by scottbr (Post 424836)
Actually, my kids have seen several on Beauoliel Island, ( Honey Harbour /Midland area) at the YMCA camp they go to, and the snakes were not captive.



Wow, does that bring back memories. I spent three summers at Camp Queen E in the mid 70s. That was a fun camp, but a rough, tough location- a scattering of plywood cabins on one big rock. I don't know if they still do it today, but back then, the MNR rangers would snag a few of the braver or less imaginative campers to help survey rattlers. It was kinda cool.


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