January 8, 2023 · 7:46 AM
This year has seen an aberration in the normal process of the Seasons.
November and December warmer than past years.
Open water on our lake until January 6.
Mallard Ducks walking up the shore and visiting the ground under the bird feeder in early January to feast on the dropped sunflower seeds.
The lake has been ready to freeze for the past three weeks.
It made an attempt in mid-December but that ice cover disappeared with a couple of days of warm winds from the South.
A full moon, calm air and a -12C night was enough to make ice.
Yesterday morning the lake woke up with its winter blanket of ice.
January 4, 2023 · 1:06 PM
December 13, 2022 · 8:35 AM
Making progress on Winter.
March 29, 2021 · 4:46 PM
The North shore of Lake Nipissing in late March.
Roy’s Rock in the foreground.
Saint Joseph’s Motherhouse in the background.
Another two or three weeks may see the Lake ice-free.
March 26, 2021 · 2:27 PM
Waiting for the ice to melt on Lake Nipissing.
March 24, 2021 · 3:34 PM
As the ice recedes on Lake Nipissing, warmer days hint at summer skies.
March 19, 2021 · 3:01 PM
Late March afternoon on the ice of Callander Bay.
The recent warm weather has chased most of the ice fishing huts off the bay.
A few remain to play roulette with Mother Nature.
March 3, 2021 · 2:10 PM
When Trout Lake freezes, the ice becomes a highway for recreational vehicles.
The tracks they leave differ from the tracks of summer.
February 13, 2021 · 10:06 AM
The Lavase River was used to transport furs from the West to Montreal.
Northwest Company canoes passed this spot in Spring and Fall from 1779 to 1821.
Up ahead just around the corner, is Lake Nipissing.
February 7, 2021 · 3:51 PM
The ice on One Mile Bay is safe to walk on.
A sunny Sunday afternoon is a very pleasant time to get some exercise.
February 6, 2021 · 12:49 PM
Snowmobiles in large numbers create a highway on the ice of the lake.
Walking is easy on the hard packed surface.
The contrail is an unusual sight these days.
February 4, 2021 · 10:23 AM
When the ice forms for the winter, Callander Bay sprouts Ice Huts and Ice Fisherpersons.
January 30, 2021 · 10:11 AM
The Lavase River was once part of the route followed by fur traders of the Northwest Company heading West.
Now in winter it is a frozen highway giving access to Lake Nipissing.
January 27, 2021 · 11:56 AM
Winter day on the ice of Callander Bay.
January 26, 2021 · 3:46 PM
January Afternoon on Callander Bay