This week the weather is very mild, but that is not always the case in Tay Township. One December in the 1990s there was an early, prolonged deep cold snap that froze Georgian Bay without any snow cover. It was so cold that the ice almost immediately was thick enough and safe enough to permit some local youths play shinny out on the ice of Georgian Bay. This year NHL Hockey fans are missing their teams. Once the weather turns cold, they can begin working to prepare natural ice rinks in backyards to create local hockey classics.
This photo was taken that year by me in Victoria Harbour near the old Federal cement dock very close to the present day Quarterdeck Restaurant. – Bill Gibson –