Sunday 21 February 2016

Time For Mud

    The Northern and Southern Hemispheres have four seasons.   Here in the interior of British Columbia we have an fifth season called “Breakup.”  Breakup is characterized by the melting of all of the winter’s snow, the thawing of frost, and the creation of a lot of mud.  Breakup usually occurs later in March, but it seems to have arrived early this year.
    Above you can see a section of Mountainview Rd, beyond the point where it is paved.  We drove through this yesterday to get the community pasture, where we were going to walk the dog.  Needless to say by the time we got home, I had to get the hose out and wash down the truck, to get it back to its original color.
    When we bought our place back in 1977, our road was unpaved, and we often had to drive through conditions similar to what you see in the photo just to get to our house.  We got our clothes dirty every time we accidentally brushed up against our vehicle.  You can imagine how happy we were when our section of the road was finally paved.

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