Not so very long ago, Winnipeg looked like this:
On Monday evening, as Winnipegers tucked off to bed, weather forcasts warned us to prepare for the first big snowfall of the season.
By the time I woke up on Tuesday, the wind was howling, the snow was blowing and it was already deep enough to be causing all sorts of traffic troubles.
I decided to take a bus to work. I just didn’t want to deal with the stress of maneuvering my vehicle through fresh snowdrifts, and around other vehicles.
I knew I’d made the right decision when I got to work early and without any white-knuckle driving.
On my way home after work, though, the bus got stuck in a snowdrift at an intersection. Yes, the enormous 60 foot city bus, completely stuck. The traffic behind it was backed up. In the other lanes, car tires were spinning, but not much was moving.
So, I bundled up, got off the bus, and walked the rest of the way home through the hard blowing snow that was now knee deep.
Truth is, once I got going, it felt like an adventure. It was quite fun, and a lot of exercise to boot – several kilometres, for sure.
At some point, I couldn’t resist the idea of taking a picture. It was kind of silly because my phone was getting all wet and my fingers were numb, but I was having such a great time, I hardly noticed.
Now, it’s already Wednesday, and the snow finally let up late this afternoon.
I took a lot of pics, so I am sharing a few of them with you here today. There are a few more below, too. Hope you enjoy.
In the meantime, I am off to bed. The last two days of walking and commuting in the storm have left me ready for a good winter’s nap.
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