2013 – more walking/hiking

Hi there.  We’ve been walking/hiking whenever possible in the last several months and I hope you have too.  However, few of these walks have made it into hikesilike.  2013 and a new year – time for a fresh start – so…we’ll see how it goes 🙂

Today we actually didn’t walk, but did get out for a skate at Oathill Lake in Dartmouth.  The ice was really great.  There was a light snow covering and more was falling, but with push shovels everyone there helped to clear small hockey rinks and winding paths for skaters.  As another skater mentioned – lake etiquette suggests you should bring a shovel to help clear a bit of snow as well as enjoy the ice.

Ice skating on an outdoor lake and safety:  It is important to consider the ice thickness and other conditions; are there streams coming into the lake or plants growing in through the ice for example?  HRM does provide an ice thickness report for area lakes, but of course any skating is at your own risk.

It’s great fun and a great way to burn off some of those holiday season sweets!