Cottage Trips In Winter

I had hoped to be spending a day or two at the camp this week, but alas, as so often happens with plans for cottage trips in winter, and this winter being what it is, we had a little snow today and a difficult to decipher weather forecast.

Given that the forecast called for all kinds of different things from rain to snow to freezing rain to mild temperatures and everything in between, we decided to err on the side of caution and put off our trip to the camp.

I had made an appointment with the local car repair shop to have the Caravan checked because of an odd noise in the front end. We intended to go to the camp, get the heat on, etc, then head to the garage. However when I got up this morning it was snowing, the roads were white, and the weather forecast, as I said, was confusing at best.

So around 9 a.m. I pulled the plug on our cottage plans. I called the garage and rescheduled, and then settled down to a day of blogging and television watching.

Of course, the weather has taken a turn for the better, and the snow has turned to rain and we probably could have gone to the camp afterall, but what the heck, better safe than sorry.

The driveway into our camp is downhill and uphill on the way out, so winter trips have to be carefully considered, wouldn’t want to get *gasp* stranded at the camp!!! LOL (I would love that, at least until the food ran out)

On gravel driveways in winter you face the possibility of snow turning to ice, especially in these days of snow turning to rain and back again weather. Getting up icy hills can be tricky, especially when the driveway isn’t very wide with woods on both sides.

Alas, it’s not like we are on a time schedule, the beauty of being retired means everyday is Saturday, so we will go when the weather looks a little more optimistic.

In the meantime I have written a couple new posts and recycled and older one that is still pertinent. In honor of February being the beginning of skunk mating season I regenerated my post about How To Get Rid Of Skunks and Skunk Odor

I’ve also posted about a cool device to help you carry your kayak, called How To Carry Your Kayak

For folks who like to rent a cottage for their vacation I have posted a link to Algonquin Woods Cottage Resort located in Huntsville in the cottage country region of Ontario.

And for those of us who like to spend some time in the great outdoors in the winter, I came across an informative video from outdoorsman Rob MacLellan, who shows you what he carries in his survival, winter gear bag. It’s an informative video, with lots of good ideas about what a person should carry when they head off into the woods, especially in the winter months. You can see that post here: What’s In My Bag For Winter

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