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Showing posts from January, 2013

X-C skiing

With the "warm" winters we've been having in Halifax. cross country skiing is something that doesn't happen too much for me. Nevertheless, Saturday, I managed to overcome inertia and go for a little glide. As you can see from the image below, there was not much snow, and an ATV beat me to the trail... the weather was nice though, about -9c and sunny with very little wind... ...took me a while to get the stride and rhythm, I forgot how much fun this is... A bit icy in spots, but it's only January so there should be lots of chances for more.... Old Faithful (not)... Hot Chocolate was in order of course... Route followed...I was surprised to realize that I had gone about 1.3 kms in the trail. It only seemed like a few minutes, then again it's easy to cover ground on skis, much quicker than snowshoes. Oh, well, I'm hoping to get some more of this in. One setback though, my ski boots had succumbed to some sort of dry rot while in extended storage...they were …

Belated Happy New Year

We're beyond the first week of January already, WOW ! We all stayed put this Christmas season. Not too busy, but lots of food,fun, and celebration. Christmas morning was quiet but nice... I think everyone was a little more tired than excited, the by-product of growing up I'm afraid...  We all headed out to a homeless shelter to help serve Christmas Dinner to some friends in need. It's good to have the strength to help. We even made it back home in time to put our own feedbag on... Alas, the boys and their friends had to sit at a separate table. They got over it though. Switching to New Years, I remember a tradition from home where folk went to church on New Year's Eve to "ring in the new year". Thankfully, a bunch of "young adults" have handsomely resurrected this practice with a service called "Arise". Joel and James were in the thick of things, playing guitar, drums, singing etc.  I'm glad to see that the new generation is picking u…