Last Sunday we had a release from winters grip for the day. It was sunny and mild (+5 C). A perfect opportunity to get out for a walk in the sun. I and my son's family went to a park in a well known area for locals and tourists alike, called Belfountain Park. Although we have returned to winter with a snowstorm that has taken us from Wednesday last and is still going today, this day, was perfect!
Clear, brilliantly blue skies were with us as we took to the trails around the Credit River.
The total length of the Credit River and its tributary streams is over 1,500 km and it flows from headwaters above the Niagara Escarpment to empty into Lake Ontario. The river was named Rivière Au Crédit by French fur traders, because trading goods were supplied to the native Mississaugas in advance (on credit) against furs which would be provided the following spring. A trading post was set up at the mouth of the river, in Port Credit, in the early 18th century.
It doesn't take much mild weather for the lakes, rivers and creeks to start to melt the ice that has encapsulated them for the winter.
This is so deceiving as the ice is hanging over the water for a fair distance there being only air underneath.
I got some plenty of photos during this hike and will show more in the next few days. I went out a few minutes ago and took the photo below. Over a foot of new snow. Pretty typical for February. Look at the sky though! It is still snowing and it looks like a lot more to come!
(yes that is my snow shovel covered in snow.)
Grey skies, frowning at me, nothing but grey skies, do I see...
At my other blog, a post on the hype over the Canadian Women's Team Celebration - Champagne and Cigars!