So doing the initial build was easy, but I am still doing the little finishing that needs to be done. As mentioned before I hate to preplan the build to far in advance as things seem to change as the build progresses. So I had a pile of small finishing projects to work on that I managed to get done over the past week.
I LOVE Writing on Stone for so many reasons. I have a hard time saying that in the heat of the summer as it is so hot but this time of year it is GREAT!!!
Last weekend I found myself on the way to Writing on Stone with clear skies and almost a full moon. The large moon was not the best for night shots but would be great for seeing at night as I walked around the park after dark. The sunset was okay, it would have been nice for a couple clouds but again it was warm, no snow and great just to be outside after such a long winter!
The first positive signs of spring finally started to appear and I decided that I should make a run to Waterton. I also was hoping to spend the night in the new van so I thought that it would be a good chance to do both things at once. Environment Canada changed the weather forecast just before I left on Friday advising of very strong winds all day on Saturday so the night in the van ended up being postponed. This early in the year strong winds mixed with lots of snow in the bush and muddy trails was more than I wanted to deal with but that did not stop me from at least heading out for the day.
If you do not live where the temperatures drop crazy low and the snow piles up you may not get this but today I got to take the van out without snow and cold!!! Don’t get me wrong the van works great in both but it is SOOO nice to be able to open the doors and windows or to get into the van and not worry about the cold or the snow. This is really the first time since bringing it home that I could do that!!!
So I thought that I would head out to Waterton yesterday (March 31, 2018) to get some pictures. On the way there I made a detour to Police lake area to see what was out and about. WELL there was a lot of snow out and about 🙂 . The main highways were good but the other roads were really covered and as I was getting closer to Police Lake the amount of snow on the roads got a lot deeper. The best thing about it was that there was hardly anybody on the road except for a few farmers feeding cattle.
Staying home can be a good thing some days. March 4, 2018 saw me needing to get out and take some pictures and after a huge dump of snow the river bottom seemed like a good place that was close enough to home to get to.
Writing on Stone can be a hot and dry place in the summer but winter is usually cold and dry, not this winter. With all the crazy snow that we have gotten it looks more like a part of Alaska than southern Alberta.
Was heading down to camp for a couple days but the campground is not accessible as there is so much snow so just spend part of a day there.