Yep, we've got snow.
We also had no wind today to speak of, and the road travel up here was fine. Unlike south of us. That's often the way. If you can make it past the wind tunnel that swirls around Orillia and Barrie, it's often decent winter driving up here.
Brian, Dave and Mike (our trusty BMD, Bondi Maintenance Dept) were busy moving snow with this big blower, the small hand operated snowblower, shovels and the snowmobile ski trail groomer.
There was a distressing moment when Mike headed out to rescue Brian, who had what was described as possibly a small fire on the groomer. Turned out that a light had shorted and caught fire, and was swiftly dealt with. Still, never a dull moment!
They had us all plowed out and ready to welcome our guests from the Ancient Mariners Canoe Club who have joined us for the week. No sooner did they arrive, but we saw them out and about on snowshoes and skis and just hiking, enjoying the day. With no wind, it was really nice outside!
Nobody can say we are short of snow this year, either! Check out the snowbanks! That's good, because nobody can say that this Club is short on enthusiasm for skiing either! We always enjoy having them here with us.
Barb Tuck kindly shared a photo with us, taken right after they checked into the Lodge, looking at the lake.
And later in the day, as I returned from shovelling the skating rink, I met more of our guests, heading out -- one to ski, one with camera in hand. That's good, becuase we put on quite the sunset for him! He hiked down closer to the lake, and I'm sure got a much better picture than mine.