It didn't really feel like it, but we hit double digits today of 11ºC though, with a windchill, it felt much colder and it will keep on getting colder again as the week moves on. So, I thought it was high time I went for a walk and took some photos and posted some sort of adventure. And see if I have any readers left.
Which at this time of year looks like this
that's filthy snow covering the sand
and yes, it is right on a hydro corridor and beside a busy highway!
by the time spring gets here and the weather is more pleasant, I will have to make the effort to actually walk the whole distance from my home, instead of from the parking lot
The bridge in question is the lift bridge over the canal between Lake Ontario and Burlington Bay. There's information on the history of the canal lighthouse which was built in 1858. It's been decommissioned and is now boxed in (and dwarfed) by the two bridges.
Another sign has a helpful map to guide pedestrians who wish to cross the canal, which can be especially confusing when the trees are full and blocking the view.
I was hoping to see some of the dozens of ducks that like to hang out in the canal, but with the fast flowing ice, they had all moved out to more open water
Interestingly, the ice was moving out from the frozen bay to the open lake when I arrived, but was moving back into the bay by the time I'd walked the length of the pier.
Somewhere in among all those buildings in the distance is where I live
The pier isn't maintained and the snow has turned into a muddy, slushy mess
Spring melt is not fun or pretty, especially in the city and there is news that more snow could be on its way by the end of the week. March is always unpredictable. And spring may delayed.
a short and mostly unpleasant walk for Restless Jo's Monday Walks
with signs of a delayed spring and impending traffic congestion for signs, signs