Thursday, March 01, 2007

walking on water

This photo was taken earlier tonight from the middle of Baie de Vaudreuil. Yes, I was walking on water, literally! My Australian friend and I decided to take a little walk on the frozen river and see things from a slightly different perspective. We visited 2 ice fishermen who had caught five fish and were waiting for more to nibble on their baited strings. We saw sections of ice so clear and black that it felt like you were seeing and stepping into a black chasm of space. We peered into an uninhabited ice shack that contained wooden chairs and other miscellaneous tools and equipment for a good day's fishing. We watched several cars drive by on the ice and wondered why they didn't stop to give us a ride back to our car because we were getting cold by this point! We observed that one must walk quite differently on ice than one does on snow if you want to remain upright. And we realised how easy it is to get disoriented when familiar things like roads, signs, buildings and lights are not present.

When walking on water, always keep your eyes on where you are going.

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