Port Dover in Winter

The Lighthouse

We went to the small town of Port Dover on the north shore of Lake Erie on Sunday afternoon because I wanted to see the beach in winter (after seeing the Jim Carrey and Kate Winslett characters in “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” going to a beach in winter). We didn’t expect to find the lake all frozen up with some mountains of ice on top of it but that’s what we saw. You could go there, walked all over the lake, and pretend you were in the Arctic! It was awesome. And the sunset was breathtaking. I took a bunch of pictures while we were there which I’ve turned into a Flickr photoset. Have a look. You’d wish you were there. ;)

You know, I think I’ve almost become a Canadian because when the temperature is -2°C, I could make a comment about how warm it is and actually mean it. You wouldn’t be able to do that unless you’ve walked around outside when the temperature is lower than -30°C (with wind chill anyway). I really love Canadian winter, even if some real Canadians hate it. To those of you who think I’d die in winter, I think I’ll survive it just fine. :)

Next in my winter agenda: building my very first snowman (I’ve played 5-pin bowling and walked on the frozen Lake Erie, but I still haven’t built a snowman — sad, eh?) and going to a ski slope. No, I won’t go skiing. It would be safer for a walking disaster such as myself not to do anything extreme. I just want to take pictures. Here’s looking at the boy‘s general direction.

One thought on “Port Dover in Winter

  1. Fabulous photos!!! Wish I was there. My friend and her mom went there today and were amazed at the beauty of the ice at Port Dover!!!!!! Great ice walls, peaks and valleys, ice rocks, fossilized ice and so on.
    Thanks for sharing.

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