After a brief hiatus from the beach for the recovery of my poor ass, the dogs and I returned to the shore today. Much of the snow has melted, at least enough to walk safely and not end up mired in knee deep drifts.
So how do you know you're in the middle of a mid-winter melt? Well sure, you can check your nearest thermometer, check out a weather report or...if you're like me, you could do as you do with most things and rely on your dog. When your husky-border collie feels that it's warm enough to deserve a mid-walk plunge and wallow in the just barely melting shore waters of Georgian Bay.