Friday, 2 January 2015

Skywatching on Wolfe Island

The day after: Lake Effect Snow!
We took a wonderful trip to the island to owl watch. The skies were amazing. We've not had many days with blue skies in a couple of weeks.

The sky was a brilliant blue when we arrived from the ferry. The winds picked up in the afternoon, and a storm was on the way.

The winds were picking up as we finished our trip. They pick up moisture from the Great Lakes (Lake Effect Snow), which are not yet frozen over. Of course, what goes up, must come down.

Skywatch Meme
Friend Donna jokingly suggested that they knew where we could stay if we were stuck there! Or we could stay with them in Kingston!
Our car iced over in the water splashing (video is here). The four of us laughed so hard. It was a wonderful trip!

History of Wolfe Island

Written by Mrs. James Hawkins, 1967
Wolfe Island, located directly opposite the City of Kingston, forms a natural boundary between Canadian and United States shores, at the entrance to the St. Lawrence River. The island is some twenty miles in length and ranges from one to seven miles in breadth; a fertile Island of over 30,000 acres in area. It is the largest of the famed “Thousand Islands”. It divides the St. Lawrence River and Lake Ontario and has the Canal Channel on the south. It might well be called the gateway to the Seaway. 

10 comments:

fredamans said...

I used to live in Ganonoque, and went to high school near CFB Kingston. Wolfe Island is a great spot to visit. Best nachos in town are on the island!

Spare Parts and Pics said...

I love those light rays! Happy New Year.

Red said...

Wow! What great skies!

William Kendall said...

The skies are amazing! One of my cousins has in-laws on Wolfe Island, so often travels there.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

What a gorgeous place! And what fun to be with friends there. But, brrr --- Stay warm. Happy New Year!

Barrie said...

I got quite a kick out of the video. Wow! I actually had to scrape ice off the windshield this morning...with a credit card as I don't have a proper scraper! happy New Year, Jenn!

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari Om
...it is hard to go beyond the 'ab-fab' kind of comment!!! Beautiful. YAM xx

Marie said...

When I was young I became fascinated with Canada and enjoyed reading about the different wildlife areas and the life there. I know I would enjoy this owl watch very much!

Kay said...

So glad you had such a nice trip. I used to love it in Chicago when they would call it "just lake effect snow" as if it made such a huge difference. You still had to shovel it.

EG CameraGirl said...

Beautiful shots of the sky!