Christmas Blues

We’ve had a wonder-filled Christmas and a few really great days since. We’re very lucky to have some wonderful friends and relatives who bestowed upon us some lovely gifts. We hope that everybody enjoyed our gifts as much we did theirs.

We’ve been out enjoying the winter weather here over the past few days. Been snow shoeing twice at Laurentian and then today we went to Killarney, where we took the yacht last year in the summer, only this time I able to walk on water; though obviously not in it’s liquid state. We snow shoe’d around the area, only meet a couple of skiers on our trip, it was so tranquil. The sun set through the thin cloud cover giving a lovely orange/red glow over the trees.


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We drove on down to Killarney to see what the dock looks like frozen, as you’d expect it is frozen solid, very peaceful and quite this time of year, no queue for fish and chips.. We parked in front of a D8R Cat track-type tractor this particular model is actually part of their discontinued range, it has a 14.6Litre engine developing 228kW (at the flywheel), weighing in at thirty five and a half tonnes it’s approximately 8th largest out of 11 sizes they make. Quite a bit of kit for pushing snow around! As i was busy comparing our car to the bulldozer Hannah spotted a fox crossing the docks on the ice at a fairly leisurely pace he pottered  over the ice under the ‘floating’ (Not sure they float if they’re stuck in the ice) docks and away. We headed for home, first off, Hannah spotted a large deer at the side of the road, another three quarters of an hour on she spotted a large moose at the side of the road, then not much further on, but also at the 69 highway collector we came across three moose, two small ones and what we assume to be the mum in the road! The mum and one small one made a sedentary bee line for the cover of the trees, while the other small one just meandered off down the road in front of us. Then finally made his way over the snow bank at the edge of the road and away into the dark after the others.

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So, about the blues, the only blues we have here are Hannah’s bobble hat, her blue and white stripey top, her blue balaclava, snow pants.. and so forth.

One reply on “Christmas Blues”

Lovely photos – helped to wet Mum’s appetite for a winter trip to Canada
We know you have some wonderful relatives! We include ourselves amongst them.
We have been to Killarney and had the fish and chips.
Was the D8R the one that replaced the DBN which had a differential steer transmission; the first track-type Caterpillar tractor to have one?
The only moose we saw was at the sanctuary. We saw numerous bears and foxes though.
Keep on blogging!

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