So I finally forced myself to get out for some photos. I would have been embarrassed to have six days off and not get out at least once for some photography. But man was it cold. I stayed in the beaches and ended up on the lake, where I snapped this photo. There’s really no snow to speak of here, but there are plenty of ice formations on the rocks on the shore of Lake Ontario. Almost froze getting this shot, and risked slipping and ending up in the water. Wouldn’t be the first time, although it would be with the camera.
I remember as a kid I found an old canister vacuum in the garbage and took it down the beach. I was about 11 at the time. I tied a rope to it and pretended it was a submarine, dragging it along the side of the Balsam Pier. I dragged that sub a good 40 feet or so. The only problem is the pier’s only around 35 feet long, at least it was back then. This was also around Christmas and the lake had a nice layer of ice on it. I went straight through the ice right up to my neck. The sad part is I was with a friend, who watched without saying a word. He knew I was walking off the end of the pier and simply let me. I guess that’s what 11 year olds did back then. Even in retrospect I still can’t find anything humorous about it. I caught a terrible cold, I remember that. On the bright side, I didn’t have a camera on me. 😉