Montreal - bit of a difference from Cancun..!

Montreal Travel Blog

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Flew into montreal not really having taken note of the fact its still the end of winter... had heard a few mumblings of snow from various relatives and whatnot but still chose to ignore the warnings... Turned out they had had their biggest snowfalls in like 30 years or something and there was snow eeeeevvvvererryyywheerrree (except the roads...). Went up to our family cottage about an hour north for a day, spent pretty much the entire time trying to lighten the load of snow from the roof- the beams inside were bending and doors wouldn't open close anymore. Turned out to be 5ft of snow up there (up to my shoulder). It was pretty rediculous. Took about 5hrs to get most of the roof just down to about 1-2ft, by which time it was dark and getting too cold (about minus 5 at night).

This is usually the lake below our cottage in montreal... i'm not gonna lie to you i'm quite happy with this photo, because http://www.google.com/search?q=estonian+flag
Craziness. When back in montreal we were driving past the rail-yards, where they had piled the excess snow from the streets.. the piles were probably about 5-6 stories high, just massive hills of snow it was mind blowing! reading it sounds rather bland though so hope to get some pics up soon. Other highlights included donuts mmmm donuts and the best smoked meat in the world.

Oh yes.. i also finally found my superhero alterego. i would be STATICMAN- user of excessive ammounts of static! well maybe not, but after digging the snow alday, went to turn on a light and got the biggest static shock of my life... tried another switch and got another shock... thinking that the entire house had faulty wiring i decided to stay away from the lights and put my hand close to the oil heater to see if it was on... shocked again. decided to try another light- shock. stood in the hall not daring to do anything for a while, then realised stripping might work. it kind of did, the shocks lessend and i was able to light up the bathroom and run a bath. it wasn'tquite over though, as i went to check the water temperature with my hand got another massive shock. wtf!? i'm unconvinced as to this power!

 

 

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Street.
Street.
This is usually the lake below our…
This is usually the lake below ou…
me being a snow plow
me being a snow plow
part way through
part way through
this was as far as we got... freak…
this was as far as we got... frea…
snowing enroute to the airport
snowing enroute to the airport
Montreal
photo by: cvanzoen