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Northerly winds, polar bears and icebergs - a blog to cool you off

Wednesday, May 14, 2014


The sun is out ( emoticon ) but the winds are up do it's still a bit cool. It was -6 when we got up around 7:00 a.m. but the sun really helped to warm things up. I think it got to about 10 during mid-afternoon.

This morning I hooked up my iPod shuffle and walked 4+km and then walked another 4 this afternoon. My new sneakers are wonderful!!! emoticon

Because I live on an island our weather is affected by whether or not there is a lot of sea ice. This being the harsh winter that it was there are a lot of icebergs on the northeast coast as the ice is breaking up and coming south. Often times polar bears come ashore with the ice on the northern top of the island but especially in Labrador. I live in the interior of the island so we wouldn't get them in this way as we are about 40 miles from open ocean.

My friend is coming next week to work at a major theatre festival and after that he will be here in town for a week. We have been planning day trips because he wants to see an iceberg. That's kind of funny because last year he was home and we drove a long ways to go sightseeing and we talked so much we missed a fantastic beach that was right along the road! We got back and everyone asked to see his pictures of the beach (he is an artist) and we were like, "what beach?" emoticon The next weekend John and I drove out that way to see the beach as I'm sure at the time I thought our friends were pulling our legs.

Anyway, I hope this has cooled some of you off as I know it's getting warm in some places!,
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  • BOVEY63
    It's finally warming up here, and I think the ice is off most of our lakes. Hope your warmer soon.

    Would be fun to see some polar bears - although from a distance!
    1460 days ago
    I think it is lovely that you have that muvh diversity of environment within 40 or 50 miles! Excellent! Give the dogs an extra pat from me and enjoy the rest of your day! Thanks for sharing this information.
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    1466 days ago
    I love hearing about your life on the island. Have a wonderful weekend!
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  • 68ANNE
    Hope you don't float off on the iceberg or miss the beach
    1467 days ago
  • _LINDA
    Polar bears come ashore?? emoticon emoticon emoticon
    And here I thought it would be cool to visit you some day! Having watched too much Nat Geo Wild on how powerful and dangerous those critters can be.
    Wondering if you ever get nice weather there and are not continuously getting pounded on by those storms always featured on the weather channel!!
    We had our warmest day yet, 18 with very little wind (a rarity here) Loved getting outside too.
    Enjoy the visit with John!
    1467 days ago
    You words painted a beautiful picture of where you live

    1467 days ago
    Thanks for . Painting such a beautiful picture for me of where you live. Sounds beautiful. Thanks
    1467 days ago
    Yea, this did cool us off a bit !!! Burrrrrr.......... LOL Were in Ohio ~ USA
    Yesterday it hit 91 here and today it was about 82 till stroms come through. It's 63 right now. So the storms really cooled it down. Tornado watch up till 9 pm tonight.
    This is the one thing I hate about this time of the year ~ severe stroms etc. Also I can't handle the humidity anymore. I have always loved the seasons, Fall being mine and DH's favorite. But since this weather has gotten so bad. ya' can't go by the seasons all the time.
    OK, where the heck are you ??? ; }
    Stay warm and safe where ever you are !
    Love ya', Flutterfli emoticon
    1467 days ago
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