Washagami Landing

Northern Ontario getaway

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A Day At the Cottage in Winter

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Winter is, well, cold; yet strangely enjoyable – if you have the right attitude and a nice cabin with warm fire to sit in.

I think we hit record low today… -40 °C with wind chill! Even the part of the water that normally don’t freeze (since the channel narrows and water runs fast) has flash-froze.



Flash freeze.

But there is still work to do! It’s the day of Yurta maintenance. 2ft of snow on top of the Yurta needs to come down. Even though the structure can handle the snow load, it stretches the fabric which we will like to avoid.



Got a bit too intense and lost my shovel.

We also made a double glazed (with plastic) frame for the window opening, which has just a mesh covering the hole. We want the view without the wind!



Much better. Barely notice the frame with plastic.

It’s also the valentine’s day. What a coincidence. Red lanterns for accent.


A bit of festive spirit!


outdoor living room


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One exciting thing about Canada is her defined seasons; and Canadian winter can completely transform a landscape. With the transformation new opportunities are unlocked. Like a skating rink on the wide expanse of frozen lake!


Ploughing the skating rink on the frozen lake.

Skating Rink

The finished rink. Ready for action!