AND SPRING IS COMING ! ... even in eastern ontario .
daytime temps are finally above freezing and nights only about minus 5 to 8 C - we have switched from the down duvet to a regular one !
brilliant sunshine the last few days , so today we went for a little drive down the st. lawrence river - about 50 kms .
it was nice and cosy in the car but we had to put our parkas on when we went for a walk by the st. lawrence river - a strong westerly picked up the cold from the ice that's still sitting along the edges of the river .
this is the perfect weather - cold nights/sunny days make the sap rise - for "sugaring off" (tapping of the maples and boiling the sap for maple syrup ) .
might take a drive to a " maple bush " next week .
from today :
looking toward the united states from the canadian side of the st. lawrence river
a little museum (closed for the season) with some momentos from the 1812-1814 war
one more look across the river before heading home
btw ship traffic won't resume until early april after the canadian coast guard cutters break open a safe shipping channel for lake and ocean-going vessels