Wednesday, January 1, 2014

How cold was it ?

In Nova Scotia the average daytime high temperature during January and February, is just below freezing: minus 1 or 2 Celsius, or 30 Fahrenheit.   I'm OK with temperatures like that.  Sadly, winter has barely begun and is already far far from "average".   Like many places, we have had more snow than usual, and now the temperatures have turned bitter cold.

With temperatures of minus 15C, with a wind chill of MINUS FREAKIN' 25 C,  I am sorely tempted to  remain in bed until this frigid spell passes.  

The only problem with that plan is ...

Wendy, (Kait's dog) Sooki, and Trey.  Oh and Clara the cat.

the three dogs that have their hearts set on a romp in the woods.

And so preparations need to be made.


On the bottom half long johns, jeans, rain pants ....


On the top half, T-shirt, long-sleeved T-shirt, hoodie, winter jacket, ear muffs and scarf.

To round it all out I had warm socks, boots, gloves and water proof mitts.


I look a tad spent from the exertion of dressing, but nevertheless, we did have a marvellous time in the woods.


And "yes", it was worth it.

18 comments:

  1. Oh, you poor soul. Imagine, -25º! Gee, it almost makes me feel sorry for you, I said ALMOST. We on the vast flat prairies, have been experiencing the -40ºC temperatures in the morning. But fear not, tomorrow will warm up to a balmly -19º! LOL

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    1. Yeah, but it's a "dry" cold out there. lol

      The cold snap has lasted TWO days and we're already all moaning and groaning about "how much longer will it last"?

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  2. I am glad it was worth it. You are a brave woman!!! You are right, it is freaking cold.
    My feet are cold right now after reading about 'our' walk, since the only walking I do is with you and a few others who blog about their walks. Thanks, it was refreshing.

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    1. Actually Bonnie, my feet were OK. But I do make sure I keep moving. Once ya stop moving then your feet do get cold.

      Thanks for coming along on my walks. I enjoy the company.

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  3. Oh my goodness with all those layers you remind me of the kid from "A Christmas Story"!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jgeyexOAOIg

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    1. Oh I love that movie ! It gives yet another meaning to "I've fallen and I can't get up". lol

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  4. There is no discernible end in sight other than a day or two of minus single digits. Yes, it is a "dry" cold, although the humidity has been hovering in the 75 - 80%, do don;'t know how dry that is! Keep warm, too. Bundle up as I hear you are going tobe getting a storm very soon.

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    1. The poor dogs. I'm not even venturing outside. Wish we still had that damn treadmill.

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  5. I don't know how you were able to move after putting on so many layers. Don't you have some super-duper double layer artic type underwear? If so you would not need so many layers? Maybe or maybe not?

    But the walk sure looked "cool" and I'm always grateful that I live down south. The temp here last night was down to 24 degrees and everyone complains about how cold it is. We are spoiled in central Texas. :-)

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  6. "Down to 24 degrees" Fahrenheit ?!! or Celsius. ? If it's F then it IS cold and if it's C then it's too darn warm for me ... lol

    You are right, I should get some decent long underwear. It would make a difference.

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  7. The things we do for our pets! But as you said, it was all worth it. I can't even begin to imagine what minus 15C would feel like! ~ Joanne.

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    1. Well, there's only so much I do for my dogs, coz it was colder today and I never took them for a walk. Trouble is, there is a blizzard forecast for tonight and I'm going to have to take 'em out tomorrow... sigh ...

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  8. Good for you! Dressed for success and experience all life has to offer. The mutts don't know how lucky they are to own you.

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    1. Must confess we had no walk today in the hurling blizzard that raged all day.

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  9. Wow is it cold up there! It's colder than normal here, too, and some records have been broken, but still not as bad as you're having it up there. Brrr... Don't the dogs want boots and jackets, too?

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    1. Barbara, these are far from NORMAL temperatures here. Normal here would be a daily high of plus 1 Celsius. The dogs are OK if they are tearing around in a park. Leash walks require jackets.

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  10. I am so behind on reading everyone's blog posts, it's obvious. Hopefully it's back to warmer temps by now. The looks on the dogs' faces are so precious. So expectant and hopeful! P.S. Your clothes on the floor remind me of Grandma's snowmobile suit.

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    1. I love your snowmobile suit ... 'cept sometimes I haveta go pee !!! And it's bad enough as it is.

      Too much information ?

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