"I've been looking too hard, I've been waiting too long..."
The Dock closes for the season on October 31.
... even if the Dock was still (mostly) iced in, what with the temperatures remaining stubbornly sub-freezing, sub-seasonal and just generally submarining my mood.
By the end of last week things were looking up. The air temp had increased rapidly, causing mist to rise from the thawing Lake on a rare (at least, this season) string of two warm sunny days, making Lake Erie look decidedly, er, eerie:
Turns out, the Marina did not escape winter unscathed. With a relatively shallow depth, limited room for ice to move, and a harbour mouth open to the prevailing winds, the ice froze thick, froze hard, and fought everything it came up against. Like the docks:
According to a note taped to the cash register at Bridge Yachts ...
Sooner or later, we're gonna get in the water.
While we all wait for spring to damn well finally get here all permanent-like, please continue to "Talk the Dock!"