Firstly, Chutes, the Provincial Park, which we visited last year in the summer, this is the entry. Anyways, this time it was only a couple of degrees above zero. The snow is becoming like ice pellets, a little wet and heavy, so hard to snow shoe through. We were unable to drive into the park at all, the snow bank at the entrance to the park was about 3′ high, I tried to walk through it but wound up sinking very deep and then struggled to get back out, Hannah stood by and laughed at my predicament. We snow shoe’d down to the “beach”..


Now in the summer it looked like this (just in case you DIDN’T check out the old entry!!):

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We passed a sign, which we have tried to get pictures of a number of time, but failed until now:


Hannah got some pictures of Tigger


And lastly, I have been flying the helicopter lots, a few times every night if I can, today I wondered how much it could lift. Now I saw a program on bees, they were studying how a bee’s wings work, to measure the lift that a bee can achieve they tied a bit of cotton around the bee and attached tiny known loads to the cotton at increments, then they simply thaw out the bee, which regains consciousnesses and tries to fly away (They freeze them so that they’re easier to tie cotton too). They are now able to easily count how many of the loads it can lift from the ground, there by finding the maximum lift that bee has. I applied the same theory to my helicopter. my tiny loads were beer bottle tops, I weighed 20 of them to get an accurate weight, turns out they weigh 2.1 grams each, and the helicopter can lift 5 at a push, and can fly but only just with 4, when I cut one more off it was controllable. And the other picture is of the tail rotor, broke.

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