lots of black ice in north van this morning, now melted. locals freak at my controlled 180’s in Yaris, Still best way to get in driveway.
Cypress Mountain – snowing and windy – lots of fresh cornmeal like powder – yeah. road is slippery up top / foggy / great riding this morn
Cypress bowl road is probably the cleanest stretch of pavement in the lower mainland. Nice work gang.
verdict: north van snow clearing crews should be sent to Wpg for a few weeks to learn how to actually PLOW the snow OFF the road . sheesh.
back from a morning of boarding on Cypress, home to shovel more snow so the postie can make it up the walk tomorrow.
Our cat Ozzie has mixed feelings about the snow.
But today, when the boys found him playing in the tunnel they made in their snow fort, they decided to make some tunnels for Ozzie.
Now he’s popping up all over the front yard…
(also available on YouTube if you want to embed the file)
ok. ozzie the snow cat. west coast feline discovers the joy of snow. http://tinyurl.com/6ujufs
ooops. youtube is still processing ozzie in the snow tunnels. stand by…
ozzie the west coast cat discovers snow tunnels http://tinyurl.com/6ujufs
It’s been a wild couple of days here in Vancouver.
For starters, we already had about 15 cm of snow on the ground, then got another dump on Christmas Eve – somewhere around 20 or 30 cm depending on what part of town you live in.
MB and I were on Cypress Mountain first thing Christmas Eve – the powder was up to my knees and super light so we had a riot. After 5 runs I was exhausted and we headed home, then off to the Playhouse to see a matinee of the Drowsy Chaperone.
While out shoveling the driveway, we managed to catch some video of our neighbour’s way of dealing with the snow…
(the video is also on YouTube if you want to link or embed that version)
By early evening there was even more snow on the ground, and while out buying milk in Edgemont Village I passed a couple on a snowmobile driving down the middle of Sunset Boulevard – a sight you won’t see too often in North Vancouver.
Christmas Eve is pretty quiet at our house – we were all curled up watching a movie when the power went out around 10:00 pm . By Christmas morning the power was still off so I fired up my Y2K generator (who’s laughing now !) and we got the fridge and freezer powered up. And of course the coffee maker.
With the indoor temperature about the same as the temperature outside, it wasn’t hard to convince the kids to gear up and play in the snow. I did a run to the closest gas station with power and fueled up the genny.
By 10:30 Christmas morning the grid was back up – so time for a little blogging and another pot of coffee.
This will be one Christmas etched in our memories for a while.
Merry Christmas everyone.
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It’s snowing again tonight in Vancouver, with a snowfall warning for the south coast and a few other parts of BC. In fact, there’s a weather warning of some kind for almost all parts of BC tonight and tomorrow.
And though this is a big country, we all share one thing in common.
A quick check with the Environment Canada web site gives you a good picture of what Winter in Canada means for all Canadians…
Snow in BC,
Globe article on Radio 2 today really nailed it. loved the R3 reference. My neighbour came over to ask what it meant….
Longing for the day when I am no longer printing docs to hand out at a meeting so that they can then be thrown into blue bins at EOD. sigh.
Yaris + Michelin X-ICE tires = ice hugging, mountain road climbing, bright red snow eating machine
Heading up to Cypress for some late afternoon shredding with MB and GB – pow pow pow
I have a shovel and I’m not afraid to use it
Feeling very Nordic as I walk naked and barefoot through the snow to the hot tub – only a 5 metre stroll but yipes it’s cold.but.refreshing
totally loving Whale Wars on Animal Planet. Too bad I have no real skills, otherwise I’d be an awesome Sea Shepherd volunteer – deck hand ?
butter tart, shortbread, crispy peanut butter chocolate cup. oh man.