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Old 01-06-2015, 10:20 PM   #1
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Here's one for you guys up north....



Key West, 1/5/15. 81*, light tropical breeze.

It's tough, but someone has to do it.

GFC & GW in paradise.
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Old 01-06-2015, 10:37 PM   #2
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Wuss.

Today was -7C with 30 knot outflow northerly winds driving sharp edged frozen ice pellets that stung like gravel.

That's my kind of Paradise
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Old 01-07-2015, 12:21 AM   #3
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Wuss.

Today was -7C with 30 knot outflow northerly winds driving sharp edged frozen ice pellets that stung like gravel.

That's my kind of Paradise
Oh, you poor soul. Maybe you should think about
moving south!
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Old 01-07-2015, 12:49 AM   #4
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Oh, you poor soul. Maybe you should think about
moving south!
No, really, I love it here! When it's snowing I shovel the driveway before work, walk about 10km delivering mail to 550 houses on my letter carrier route, then shovel again after dinner. Last Saturday when our daughter went downhill skiing with friends I spent the day snowshoeing and photographing in a small valley beside the ski hill.

Four distinct seasons is the only way to go
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Keep telling yourself that, Murray.
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Old 01-07-2015, 01:33 AM   #6
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Keep telling yourself that, Murray.
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?)
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Old 01-07-2015, 01:46 AM   #7
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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.
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Old 01-07-2015, 07:18 AM   #9
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And that's exactly how I want to see snow...........in a picture that somebody else took!

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Greetings,
Mr. MM. You're so good at your craft it chills my knickers just looking at the results. Brr....Not for me, thanks. With the wind, it's forecast to be -17F here today....Stupid cold.
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Old 01-07-2015, 07:46 AM   #12
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Murray and Boat Poker, I am SO not jealous.

Actually, we'll be back in WA and into the near freezing temps.
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Strong northwest winds, combined with a “surge of frigid arctic air … will produce windchill values between 35 and 40 degrees below zero,” in Minneapolis today. “The worst conditions will be from 3 a.m. to 10 a.m.” Blowing snow is being tossed in during this time frame as well. Schools are closed.
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One of the nice things about being Canadian is that I can book a week in Cuba at an all inclusive for under $600. ....... think I'll call my travel agent
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Murray that reminds me of the many B&W pics I took in and around Juneau.
Enjoy it .... these southern guys just don't understand.
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Key West, 1/5/15. 81*, light tropical breeze.

It's tough, but someone has to do it.

GFC & GW in paradise.
I lived with this kind of picture in Hawaii for nearly 30 years. And I have to say it was the most boring environment I've ever experienced. I love weather. It makes one feel alive. While I enjoy the occasional sunny day, if I never experience one again that will be fine. I love rain, overcast, snow, wind (except when I'm flying or boating), storms, all that sort of stuff. It's exciting.

I liked my job in Hawaii, it paid extremely well, and I liked the people I worked with (commercial television production). But by 1979 I simply couldn't take the staggeringly boring, unchanging weather any more and I moved to where I live now.

The job I've had for the last bunch of years takes us all over the world. We're currently working in Taipei for the next couple of weeks. But while I've seen a lot of fascinating places and had a lot of unique experiences, there is nothing I've seen yet that can even hold a candle to the Pacific Northwest, British Columbia, and southeast Alaska.

I see a picture like the one posted above and I simply feel sorry for the people who are stuck in that sort of place. Been there, done that, got the T-shirt, and I'll never have to go back, thank God.
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I don't think that Marin and I hear the same drummer. ;-)
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Murray that reminds me of the many B&W pics I took in and around Juneau.
Enjoy it .... these southern guys just don't understand.
Kitimat's about 140 miles as the crow flies from the southern tip of Alaska's panhandle and 60 miles from open water through the 'outside inside passage', the 'inside passage', and up Douglas Channel...so ecologically speaking we have more in common with Alaska than south coast BC.

What I like is how even though daylight hours are short in winter the sun stays low in the sky, and even on a clear day it shines obliquely through high humidity giving a soft, diffuse light.
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I don't think that Marin and I hear the same drummer. ;-)
Probably not. For me, the United States has always stopped at the southern Oregon border and the east bank of the Mississippi River. Everything south and east of that rectangle can be given back to whomever we stole or bought it from. Except Maine. Judging by what I've seen of it, Maine is very much worthy of inclusion in my definition of the U.S.
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We spent most of November and December at the south tip of Texas. We are flying back to Seattle this week to spend a month on the boat and year end stuff. I think we will become winter Texans and summer Washingtons.
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