What's a swimmer to do when the snow flies and the winds whip below zero? (Well, if I was Jessica J. Lee, I'd bring a hammer to the lake and swim anyway, and if I was Rhya, I'd run straight into the water, but I am decidedly not either of them. I am a cold water wimp!) Winters are long in Canada for us outdoor swimming lovers.
Last Saturday was cold, and the morning started *very* early around here, but the sun was shining, so we headed east to the beach and the lake and to check out this year's Winter Warming Stations. The sand was sprinkled with snow, but the sun shone off Lake Ontario in brilliant shards. It was so beautiful.
My favourite installation was Collective Memory – bottles stacked on top of each other, with pens and paper for participants to add their own stories to the wall. (Letter writing?! Anonymous collective participation? Be still my beating heart!)
I also loved buoybuoybuoy – so many blues, the lake's, the sky's, reflected in the oval mirrors.
How I love standing on the beach where the lake looks like an ocean...the countdown to summer swimming is ON!
ps: Check out last year's winter warming station adventure!