On Wednesday this week, I posted, mostly wordlessly, a picture of Gwynn from last winter. Last winter, we had snow. Of the variety that sticks around longer than a segment-of-day (you know – morning, or afternoon, or evening, or night. It would last more than a single one of those). That isn’t even remotely what we’re getting this winter.
I drove home from work in the rain (because the average temperature this winter has been closer to 5 degrees Celsius), took the dog for a walk in a muddy, muddy world, took some pictures of Gwynn + water
Continued down the path, and saw this:
At first, I thought, “Ducks”
Then, I thought, “holy cow, really big ducks”
Then I thought, “Oh NO, there’s someone in the water, HELP, HELP! Someone’s in the water, call the police!”
And then I realised that they (multiple people) were in the water on purpose.
Surfing… in Lake Ontario… in FEBRUARY.
People surf in Lake Ontario? People surf in the winter? People surf at the park at the foot of my street? What?!
A whole flock of water-ninjas, dressed in full heavy-duty wetsuits, complete with water-ninja balaclava.
This winter might suck for cross-country skiers such as myself, but, according to the water ninja I spoke to on Wednesday, it’s been a great winter for Canadian Surfers in the Lake Ontario area.