Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Winds of November

It continues to be very windy as winter has arrived early with a vengeance.  I, for one, had enough after last winter and am not ready for this yet.  However, there is nothing we can do about and at least we are not stranded in Buffalo!
I hate these early cold weather periods as things get too cold and frozen and birds take off early. Means less for the CBC's sometimes.  Already ponds, some creeks and even some of Rondeau Bay have frozen.

Moving on, I have not seen any Snowy Owls yet this week even though I keep an eye out for them to and from work.

Yesterday there were lots of Horned Larks, Snow Buntings and a few Lapland Longspur around as I drove some roads coming home late in the day.

It was extremely windy yesterday just like a November gale.  November is a time we remember some of the ships that went down on the Great Lakes.

Yesterday was the 56th anniversary (November 18, 1958) of the sinking of the Carl D. Bradley on Lake Michigan.  The ship was only about 30 years old, young for a Great Lakes ship, but she broke in two.

I have a few photos in my collection from the husband of my dad's cousin who sailed on the Bradley at one time.  Apparently there was some bad steel in her that likely contributed to her demise.

Looks like another windy day for Saturday, but we will have to wait and see exactly what direction the wind is going.  There have been very few north winds this fall, so likely SW again!


  1. I'm glad Rondeau Bay is freezing over ... I hate counting all those ducks during the CBC LOL