Ahh the winter….often the anethema of cottagers…too cold, too much snow…no swimming…no fishing…no water…Are you one of the seasonal cottagers? The kind that close up in the fall and don’t return until spring? If you are you may be missing out on a lot of fun winter activities and some extra time at the ‘camp’
I have to admit, my own winter cottaging has gone down hill over the past few years, owing mostly to being a tad, well, lazy…Much easier to stay close to home, hot water, television and the comforts of a Walmart Store two blocks away. However, it wasn’t always like that.
Not too many years ago a winter weekend at the cottage was a given. We planned on it, and in fact a couple of years ago my wife and I spent a lovely five days at our place between Christmas and New Years.
It’s not that bad really, as long as your place is equipped with a half decent heating system and a the weather isn’t too cold or too snowy. In fact there are lots of things to do, including snowmobiling, cross country skiing, ice fishing, following animal tracks in the snow, or maybe some inside cottage projects that you just cannot be bothered with when the weather turns nice.
It’s a great winter getaway, and if you plan it a bit, it can be a cure for the midwinter blahs that overtake so many of us unfortunates born to a life of working and winter.
So, if you have a cottage, or know someone who does, what’s holding you back? Pack some water, some food and extra blankets, warm clothes and get going. Spend a couple days in the peaceful tranquillity of a snow covered cottage, it’s worth doing.
If you can’t get away for a winter weekend, pick up a couple of these Cottage Books, curl up at home and pretend…it’s almost like being there.
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