Happy New Year to all our family and friends We wish that everyone has a prosperous year with good health.
2011 has started out to be a cold one in the bay. Today, the ice has been around all day. We have not seen the bay so socked in before. Doug had told us that it does happen and today has proven him right.
Since coming back from Alberta almost a week ago, we have not done much. George has been checking on the dock and barge everyday and yes, George it is still there. We were busy warming up the house which it is still trying to do. Since there is no central heating and we shut everything down when we leave, it was a might chilly to say the least.
It usually takes a couple of days to warm up properly, with the fireplace going, propane heaters going and electric ones when the geny is on.
The birds do not seem to be bothered by the cold, as the varied thrush are enjoying the bugs in the ground, along with the odd flicker. Eagles have been flying around the estuary hunting and the geese congregate on the beaches. The residence flock is around somewhere, but not in the bay at the moment.
Bear is friskier than ever since her food has been changed. What a difference it made! The cougar was still around at Christmas according to Doug, but has not been seen since. Hope it stays that way.