First off, note to self: never remark on how mild the weather has been lest you cause it to change.
So we got our first major storm of the season here yesterday. I know those of you who rely on newspapers and television to report the weather have been hearing about fierce storms here in Nova Scotia for a few weeks now. But we have really lucked out here in Lunenburg. Even yesterday's storm dumped a lot less snow here than at Halifax or even a few minutes inland.
Still the schooner gang had some snow and ice removal to do this morning before getting down to the real work of the day: paths to shovel, scaffolds and even vessels to salt (pre-salted schooners?). Throwing handful after handful from his salt bucket, Gerald said it was a lot like feeding chickens.
Meanwhile inside The Dory Shop's plant 2, the floors, hanging and lodging knees are being fashioned.