Saturday, March 31, 2012

Checking out the Everett Lake Rd

Drove up to Babs lake in the truck yesterday tried a little fishing but with the ice still in makes it difficult finding open areas.  Couple of pics one of Miller Ck. and one at Babs near a big beaver house where I tried to fish.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Video post of Montreal River Runoff

Put together some clips for this short video, enjoy.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Some spring pictures

 Hedlund Marsh
 On Highway
Wapus Creek

Taken along or just off the highway west of town.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

First day out ATV'ing

Pushed the ATV out into the sun for a couple of hours this morning to  warm it up turned the key and away it went.  This has been the way I have started this machine in the spring since 2001, never take the battery out in the winter at all.  After a quick check over and some air and check the tires I'm ready to go.  Went over to Paul's and headed for the mine road east of town (it had been ploughed out during the winter for the wood cutting).  Went right up past the mine and towards Flatstone Lake where they have the road blocked with rocky berms to close the road.  We both left with a jacket on but by the time we got to the berms we were in shirtsleeves.  Temps were around 24°C at least.  Road was wet and muddy in some spots but will soon dry out. The picture today is of Bab's Lake where we were ice fishing only a couple of weeks back.  If the weather stays the same the ice will be out soon.  
I bought some worms for fishing in front of the house for whitefish but now I can't get on the ice as there is too much open water to get to the ice.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Thunderous morning

Quite a thunderstorm with hail and rain early this morning.  The lightning storm was one of the best, not many ground strikes but lots of cloud to cloud.  Put off the walk for an hour and then headed out the sun was shining going one way and lightning and thunder behind. Here's one of the sunny spots.  The rest of the day sunny and warm lots of snow disappeared and everything drying up.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Another sign of spring

Early this AM the sound of a Robin, sure enough just north of the house 2 were sitting in a tree on the next street.  I  think they were probably thinking they are too early getting here with the snow and ice.  This is not my pic but one from Google and placed on some snow.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Out for some pike today

Got out on the lake just before noon, snowshoed in from the road,  with all the melting going on it was hard slogging. The shoes just kept disappearing under me.  Finally got down to the lake to try out my new auger, works like a charm.  My old one was close to 30 years old, what a difference. By 3:00pm  5 pike the biggest 24 in. bought 3 of them home.  Looking forward for some fresh fish.  Great day on the ice.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Big mild spell on its way

A long mild spell will be hanging around for awhile.  The snow is quickly melting with lots of dirty snow showing.  Rain tonight into tomorrow.  Out the road to the west to Hydro Ck. this afternoon for a ride.  Couple of pics of highway and of power line taking hydro to southern Ontario.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

After the heat and rain

The snow took a beating yesterday and late last night the rain started, this AM lots of snow had disappeared and the ice has turned dark with slush.  The snowmobilers will have a hard time dealing with these conditions.  By the time I got home this AM it was cooling down and a fine snow was falling again.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Big change in the weather

Warm winds are blowing today in Gowganda, lots of snow has disappeared.  Sunny and 10C temps made the snow melt quickly, the wind gusting to 50 km/hr helped.  Here is a pic from this AM's walk.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Milner Lake

Down past Milner Lake where they are now drilling for silver, plans are to open the old ramp, screen and bolt for safety and do some exploration down the mine.  It goes down 700 feet or more. Work will be well underway by May.
The picture is of Milner Lake at it's winter best.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Snow sculpture

The wind is doing some great things with the snow, this is on the corner of a wood pile.