It was a beautiful day out, warm
and the sun was shining on little Acton. In Prospect Park I notice some
ice fishermen out on Fairy Lake so since they obviously made it I gather
my courage and also head out onto the ice.
One father had
brought his children out for a round of ice fishing and he told me the
ice was about 16 inches thick. There was also two other men fishing and
they had caught a small pike and a crappy (bad name for a fish I thought).
I like the little rods and the use of the fish finders. The dog was very
friendly and wanted to play more than he wanted to fish.
Winter Snow Warning
The snow had started
to taper off when I went downtown to see the impact of the latest snow
fall in Acton. This is a calm time before the ice pellets and freezing
rain had blown into town. The storm started in our area around 1pm and
in two hours had created a difficult driving situation - especially in
and around Toronto.
the bad weather that continued into Friday morning the kids had a couple
of snow days.
A day up in Barrie
The three Hamilton
brothers - John, Jim and Joe, gather with families at the Barrie Hamilton's
(John) location in Big Bay Point. Joe, the youngest brother, wears a cool
HBC trappers hat which he needs as we head out onto the ice of Lake Simcoe.
Tree falls in
of CTV news talks to a member of Toronto Hydro about the damage caused
by a tree falling on a house and across overhead hydro wires. The news
report is also posted on the CTV site here.
A visit in the
We visit Brian
and Shawnessy and the kids in the Beaches section of Toronto and we take
advantage of the snow to go toboganning. Brian goes down
the hill with Tommy.
This is before Brian was bucked off the GT racer and Tommy continues driving
down the hill until he was stopped by Ann - Tommy loved the whole experience.
Kevin goes down
the large run and loses a shoe near the bottom of the hill - then he wipes
out. Watch the video of this event - hosted on YouTube.