The adrenaline that kept us going for 19 days has taken its toll. Mind numbing exhaustion has replaced it and this scene as I went shopping was all I came up with today.
Back home. 19 days without snow. No snow on the ground until Syracuse and only a bit all the way to within 10 miles of Ottawa.
This is the view of the backyard today (March 14). arrggghhhh!
I guess the snow that I did miss was quite the mess.
Off to Brockville General to visit.
One of a few roadside stops along the way as we explored the area. Passengers were patient as the photog got his fix.
An unusual warming spell had melted most of the ice & snow in the area. The woods are always the last to let go of winter’s chill.
The Provincial Long Track speed skating championships were held this weekend at the Brewer Oval, located, appropriately, at Brewer Park. Long Track skaters use outside ice due to the size required and Short Track is usually held on hockey rink ice.
Photographically, Long Track is great for capturing speed and detail – especially on a sunny day, but the action suffers from there being only 2 skaters and sweeping corners. Short Track has the excitement of bunches of skaters fighting for position, swooping low into tight corners with hands extended to the ice surface, but suffers from hockey rink lighting.
Anyway, I lucked out with this shot. This is Kevin Frost, a Canadian skater with Olympic ambitions (and he is fast). There are only two things in his way — Usher Syndrome and the International Paralympic Committee’s failure to recognize deaf-blind speed skating as a sport.
Did I mention he’s fast? He was half a track ahead of his competitor after 2 laps.