Friday, 4 April 2014

Neverending Winter

Over the past couple of decades, the winters here have been getting shorter and warmer, but every now and then we have an "old fashioned" winter. This is where it is cold, and snow is covering the ground in November, and it feels like it will never end. Even with a major melt in January where almost all the snow was gone, here we are in April with lots on the ground.

Serenity on March 1, 2014

March 1, 2014 looking at the back of the driveway.

As the weeks have gone by since the middle of March, however, the height of the snowbanks have shrunk. Most of the snowfalls lately have been light, and more has melted than fell. We are seeing more days above freezing than below, and even the occasional warm night. The snow's days are numbered.

April 4, 2014, Serenity begins shedding the winter coat.

So, on April 4, with the sun shining, and a high of about 6ÂșC,  I started taking the winter cover off Serenity. It is only just the cockpit, but now I have easier access to the boat, and can start doing some things aboard to get the boat ready for the summer, which now looks more likely. Yes, the winter that seemed like it was never going to end, is ending. - I hope!

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