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Old 01-07-2015, 10:40 AM   #21
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I agree with Murray. After spending 3 months in southern California "paradise" weather, I couldn't wait to get out of there. It was soooo boring. Nothing beats stepping outside when it's 0F, being unable to breath it's so cold, and hearing the snow squeek under your boots. I love it.
After growing up in Michigan, I spent 40 years in So. California. What a refreshing change to be back in the seasons again. The seasonal transformations are never the same and always invigorating. Four times a year you get to watch another of nature's movies unfold.
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Old 01-07-2015, 12:56 PM   #22
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Yeah, I sure do envy you guys in cold weather country enjoyin' nature with your boats "up on the hard" whatever that is. Here in SOCAL we have a raft-up and a Predicted Log race this month, in spite of temps that won't top 75 degrees. What a bore!
P.S. Left New York City 46 years ago and do not miss that rotten weather one bit.
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Hey Laker those are good ones. Got more??
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Old 01-07-2015, 04:49 PM   #26
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Yeah, I sure do envy you guys in cold weather country enjoyin' nature with your boats "up on the hard" whatever that is. Here in SOCAL we have a raft-up and a Predicted Log race this month, in spite of temps that won't top 75 degrees. What a bore!
P.S. Left New York City 46 years ago and do not miss that rotten weather one bit.
Ours is in its berth, in balmy Pacific Ocean water (compared to the air temperature) just waiting for a quick shoveling to clear snow, and we're off!
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Hey Laker those are good ones. Got more??
Life is defined by time and seasons. Each season has its treasures.
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Hey, it's true. I call Kitimat a little city perched on the edge of Paradise, and I mean it. This spot is less than a 5 minute drive and ten minute walk from our house (remember Coho Flats trail, saltcod?)
I do remember. I recall a time I think I was with you walking down there before daybreak to fish for Coho, and having a large owl buzz us as we walked the trail, remember?
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seasons

Great Laker, Murray M,, absolutely agree, also with a few others!
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I'm another who loves the four seasons and would be bored to tears living in a uni-season area. That being said, it is nice to escape during the middle of winter and get the chilled bones warmed again.

We return home to WA on Saturday, then in 7 days I'm off to AZ for 3 months. Being born and raised in MI in the snow country, then living in AK for 4 years while in the USAF, I've learned that snow is great when I can see it on TV or in someone else's photos.

Right now we're in Ft. Myers, FL. It's a "damn cold" 68* (according to my brother) but I wandered around this evening in just a polo shirt and shorts. Perfect temps!
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Weather varies sufficiently in the Bay Area. Besides, cold hurts and hot is exhausting.


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Old 01-07-2015, 09:45 PM   #32
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Thank you mr Great Laker .... you're pics are probably greater than your Great Lake.

Those pics are not snap shots. Thank's for posting.
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Being a born and raised Oregon Washington guy, I can't imagine a better place to live. Done lots of traveling about but nothing beas this area in my opinion. Plenty of "seasons" but none of the brutal hot and cold of other areas. And, lots of boating paradise. I'm staying put. Great pictures though.
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Old 01-07-2015, 09:51 PM   #34
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I don't think that Marin and I hear the same drummer. ;-)
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Come to think of it, X20.
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Beautiful pictures! Reminds me of my days in Chicago and Pennsylvania. It was fun while I was young. Then I moved west and have learned to appreciate the beauty of Northern CA and a life with good weather as a daily expectation. Some days I even forget to check the weather before making plans!

In retirement, I appreciate the comfort and simplicity of good weather even more. I can make plans to boat in comfort nearly every day. Last weekend we postponed our fishing plans due to sub-freezing overnight temperatures. We'll fish this weekend and hope to post pics of the weekend.

If I want snow, I can drive an hour and be in the Sierra Nevada mountains on the ski slopes. If I want wine tasting, I can drive about an hour to Napa or Lodi and enjoy some of the best wine in the world. If I want the arid desert, I can drive a few hours into Nevada or Death Valley. If I want coastal beauty, it's just a hour or two away. I appreciate the turn of the seasons, the cold, the rain, the snow and ice...I just don't like being surrounded by it 24/7.

I can certainly appreciate and relate with those who find this type of weather exhilarating. In my youth, outdoor hockey in Chicago was the norm. We loved it!! I'm just not one of them any longer.

And don't get me started on the summer humidity!!
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In a few days the car will be packed for a fast drive from Carefree AZ to Sidney BC. Yes in the dead of winter. Most of the cars on the road are those trying to get somewhere and no lollygagging tourists to contend with. Driving 75 to 85 MPH steady is common until the miserable state of Oregon where the speed limit drops to 65 . Snow in the western US seldom shuts the roads down, unlike the east and Midwest where getting stranded is not uncommon.

Winter boating in BC is quite pleasant with temperatures normally in the upper 40s in the day. We are past our tanning days so wearing a coat (pea coat) and toque (watch cap) is permissible. Then onto the Seattle Boat Show, again in the PNW dead of winter.

Marin and Murray have said it well. The PNW in any season trumps most places in their best season. One thing I have noticed, as the years have piled up the allure of gold chains and bars serving drinks with umbrellas wanes. Wind, rain, sunshine and mild temperatures are pretty nice, and no ice on the foredeck as I fiddle with the trusty old Bruce.

Oh, and diesel heat really helps!
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I do remember. I recall a time I think I was with you walking down there before daybreak to fish for Coho, and having a large owl buzz us as we walked the trail, remember?
Egad...that's going back about 44 years

My memory is of a huge owl exploding from our feet as we walked down the trail in the dark. Either way, the surprise was unforgettable!

(Lips are still zippered about the smoky pancake fire incident...poor ba$tard$ must have had a hard hike up the river )
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Egad...that's going back about 44 years

My memory is of a huge owl exploding from our feet as we walked down the trail in the dark. Either way, the surprise was unforgettable!

(Lips are still zippered about the smoky pancake fire incident...poor ba$tard$ must have had a hard hike up the river )
Uh, I wasn't going to mention that but EGADS! I remember that part too!
Those poor suckers having to hike upriver in firefighting gear...
they probably still talk about it to this day!
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(Best we keep that story between just you & me then, okay?)

Inspired by Great Laker's 4 season sequences...here's Zain, our 130 lb Pyrenees/Lab cross enjoying north coast BC's seasons;
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...and the other two;
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