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Re: Mysterious buoy near Seattle
« Reply #15 on: November 30, 2014, 03:35:00 pm »
-29C is nothing! I never got to experience -50C, but I did see -49.6. Couldn't quite get that last half a degree out of Mother Nature. With climate change so pronounced in the north, such events are becoming more rare. When I worked at the college in Whitehorse, I used to bus in the mornings and walk home, 5 km (3 miles) in the afternoon. I walked home in some really cold weather, the -49 day, and a couple of days in the -40s with fairly strong winds. The secret is wearing good clothing. My good parka cost $700 and was so warm you couldn't wear it when the temperature was above -25. I left it in Whitehorse when I moved to Victoria. I did bring my medium parka for use in places like Edmonton. It's comfortable to -30.

Just for you, a photo for my house in Whitehorse when it was -46.

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Re: Mysterious buoy near Seattle
« Reply #16 on: November 30, 2014, 04:44:02 pm »
That is flat out gorgeous country, and walking when properly dressed is something everyone from the middle of the continent north of somewhere around St. Louis gets.  I still am avoiding all the arctic cold at all costs - rather spend it on that kind of parka and snow pants. ;D

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Re: Mysterious buoy near Seattle
« Reply #17 on: November 30, 2014, 09:12:14 pm »
Ravishing photo! Jeepers but that really is mind-numbingly cold. And I agree - there's no such thing as bad weather - just inappropriate clothing.
The morning after the -25 the sun came out, and as the water deliquesced from the ice the air filled with glittering ice particles, it sparkled. Quite entrancing, breathtaking. I should imagine you've seen a few of these Michael?

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Re: Mysterious buoy near Seattle
« Reply #18 on: November 30, 2014, 10:36:43 pm »
For you, Joan & Janet,

Whitehorse in winter...


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Re: Mysterious buoy near Seattle
« Reply #19 on: November 30, 2014, 10:40:25 pm »
Definitely beautiful.   8)

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« Reply #20 on: November 30, 2014, 10:44:11 pm »
and, last of all...


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Re: Mysterious buoy near Seattle
« Reply #21 on: November 30, 2014, 11:33:36 pm »
Beautiful!

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« Reply #22 on: December 01, 2014, 08:16:46 am »
 8) 8) WOW!

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Re: Mysterious buoy near Seattle
« Reply #23 on: December 01, 2014, 01:51:42 pm »
Gorgeous!  Hard under foot - but lovely on the eye - you lucky thing!