ice fishing at -34°C

Toronto, 2015.02.16

As we approached the ice-fishing site, the temperature on the dashboard read -34°C – we went out on the ice anyway. And all of us survived. In fact, it was a lovely day, with the temperatures "soaring" to -13°C by mid-afternoon, and the propane stove doing its job inside the shack just fine. (Except when I accidentally shut it off, and we had no way of re-lighting it. Heh, heh, ehhh. Next time, I'm bringing some matches.) That very cold reading – probably the coldest I've seen in this province by 10° or more – was likely due to a local low in the topography.

We went out with our friends Robert and Elliot, another father-son duo (the boy also being both Canadian and Japanese). Robert's an old hand at all manner of fishing, and showed us the ropes.

The perch we caught were delicious.

rand()m quote

(In which I leave the final word to someone else.)

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you've imagined. As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler.

--Henry David Thoreau