December 20, 2008

Snowy Deer Lake Walk

Deer Lake in Burnaby was covered with ice and snow this weekend. Yumi and I walked the completed trail that now goes all the way around the lake. It was -8C to -10C and I was happy to find that my Nikon DSLR stood up fine to the cold for the hour-long ramble.

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Gulls on the swings at the beach.

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Yumi with ducks congregating in the only open water near the beach.

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A gateway to the new "official" trail on the south shore.

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Yumi edging her way onto the ice. More adventurous, or foolhardy, souls were skating on the lake despite the warning signs saying not to.

Deer Lake has numerous streams running into it that can undermine the ice, and temperatures rarely get cold enough, long enough, for safe skating. Thereby the prohibition...

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Me bundled up on the shore.

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The Shadbolt Centre across the frozen lake.

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Puffed up against the cold.

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Circling the west end of the lake on the boardwalk.

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A hardy heron.

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A semi-frozen stream enters the lake.

Posted by Paul at December 20, 2008 05:02 PM