Friday, August 15, 2014
SHOULD HAVE KNOWN
When Environment Canada announced this spring we would be having a warmer than normal dry summer, I guess by now we should have known to expect the opposite. The weather lately has been terrible for boat businesses ... and not much fun for those wanting to boat or planning to cruise. The leaves have been changing colour since early August. The majority of mornings we wake up to single digit temperatures and steam coming out of the the water as bodies of water are already loosing their heat.
It really doesn’t seem fair does it, considering the winter we just went through? Many boats, due to weather and high fuel prices, have not been out of the marina this season. Typical Midland dock talk would be “normally by this time of year, we would have headed north once our twice at least as far as Parry Sound ... but this year we don’t even know if we’ll get a cruise up to Parry Sound. Come on Mother Nature, get with the program and bring us some hot dry air! I’m hoping Environment Canada announces a long cold winter soon, so I can relax knowing it will be a short mild winter coming.