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    Canadiana Winter and Summer pics

    So since lulu asked me to do a pic thread, I thought I had better get to it.
    Some pics from this last year in Canada both winter and summer. The winter was brutal as I haven't experienced one like this in five years. Brutally cold and icy, but I did get out a bit.


    Skating on the Rideau Canada in Ottawa, Ontario. This is a pretty famous canal.. I believe it is the second longest canal in the world, and in the winter they freeze it and you can skate 7.8 kms. I have skated it both ways one time.







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    Every year they have an ice festival where sculptures from around the world compete for the best ice sculpture.








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    The detail in some of these are really amazing.


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    They light them up at night.




    Here he is finishing smoothing it out with an iron.

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    The tree in my front yard last winter.. biggest christmas tree on the street.




    You can barely see this pine tree.


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    Crikey! These photos make me want to make some stew and warm bread. brrr... lol

    Where I am today it's around 42C. It is supposed to get hotter towards the end of the week. So yeah, I'd not mind some of that rugging up weather as a bit of a break from the heat. Maybe not six months of snow, but a week or so would be a welcome change.
    Pues, aqu estamos.

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    I've heard Canada has extreme Winters and Summers.

    Nice pics, much prefer Summer pictures though as i'm not a fan of the cold.

    Thanks for taking the time to share.

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    ^^Yeah, haha.. the winters are pretty long from Nov to March. It is a nice break from the heat though.
    ^Thanks, Chitty. I'll get to more soon. I'm more of a summer person as well, but in winter skating and skiing are fun.

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    I visit a few casinos near me now and then.. always fun.





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    I went cross country skiing for the first time in years with my buddy who is a pro at it. No big hills this time round.


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    Happy to be home, in clean air.

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    Took a trip to Toronto last summer.. Buddahas's territory.








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    The new cannabis store 'The Hunny Pot' was just opening.. the lines were long to get inside.




    I didn't even know what was going on as I was walking past and asked what the line up was for.


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    Your coat matches your eye colour

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    'Cool' pics, thank you, PB

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    I just turned my aircon off whilst looking at those pictures.

    Great pics!

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    Thanks LT and PH and for the greens. I’ll get to more soon.

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    Chitty's on my bike reminded me of all the pics I have from my bike rides this summer.


    This is in my hometown, there is a trail along the river that is a gorgeous ride. I haven't done the whole thing yet, it is a long trail.
    https://www.ontariobybike.ca/great-p...06-23-20-41-27








    The newish bridge to the USA in the distant background. I often go across, just for fun (eat and shop), even though I lose a lot on the CAD dollar.

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    My hybrid bike



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    Are mossies a problem in the summer?

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    I remember as a child we used to drive over to Canada for the weekend frequently . . . if only the winters weren't so cold

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    Do you get out on your bike much PB?

    Nice part of the world,Tip top pics!!

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    ^This summer I biked at least three times a week, usually more. I was living right on the bike path, so I'd get up go either way or both and clock about 15-20kms almost every day. Longest ride this summer was 42 kms, and an amazing ride. Bike is away now, using my new car more often and weather is getting cool. Yourself?

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    Are mossies a problem in the summer?
    They can be a nuisance. They are worse at certain times of the year. They are worse if you are near water or the bush.

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    A little random, but nice to see some pictures of a different part of the world.

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