Extremely variable weather in late Novemeber and early December. This week the temperature varied from -10 to +20 with heavy rain, heavy snow, high winds. Dec 7- Dec 8 we got about 20 km of snow followed by a day of -10 C. I skied to the small pond, called Little Lake and found that the snow cover had almost completely slushed down and refrozen. I skated about 10 laps of the pond, probably 4 km.
This Christmas season there was about 10 cm of snow on lakes in Central Alberta, so skiing was better than skating. The beaver dams on the upper parts of Parlby Creek seemed higher. My nieces and I skied further up the creek and found wonderfull flooded "fens" with complicated "Oxbow" channels. see also Parlby Creek from collection: Alberta Dec 2005
Lunenburg County has some of the best skating and kicksledding
lakes in Canada! The first trip was to the east part of the county.
There is even a small lake, Stanford, just behind the motel in Chester,
which was about 2 km around.
Dauphinee Mill Lake (near Hubbards) : 44.666 -64.12
Stanford LAke (behind motel in Chester) : 44.549 -64.243
(Big) Mushamush (between Mahone Bay and Bridgewater) : 44.499 -64.544
Fox Point Lake (near Hubbards) : 44.610 -64.085
Another trip to Lunenburg-North Queens counties. The Caledonia and Kejimkujik National Park area has a lot of nice lakes. Coordinates: 44.43 -65.06