Sunday, 3 February 2013

Boil-Up

Today was one of those awesome winter days.......sunny with a nice warm temperature of -2 C.  It's the kind of winter day when everyone packs up a lunch and hits the snowmobile trails to go off and find a nice cozy spot in the woods to light a fire and have a "boil-up".  Well, there is one small problem---we have no snow left!!!!!  Earlier this week we had warm temperatures and rain, so the snow really took a cutting.  However, where there's a will, there's a way!!

We packed up the Rhino and hit the trails.  We wore our snowmobile gear and buckled up for the ride.  It was beautiful with the sun shining and so peaceful on the back trails. 


 We traveled about 10-12 miles on the old rail-bed and then took a detour out towards 
Denny's Pit for our lunch.....
 
Roger cut up some old fallen trees and got the fire going......can you believe there's 
no snow and it's February???



 Is there anything more relaxing then an open fire, waiting for that old kettle to boil............  

 Those fish are kippers that Roger smoked this past fall....yuuummmy!!!!!!
 
This fish was actually 'melt in your mouth' delicious.....just the right amount brown sugar was 
added to these before they were smoked.  I dare to say that the finest restaurants in the world 
would love to have smoked fish this delectable on the menu.

The whole outdoor experience here in Newfoundland is priceless.....especially in winter.


Of course, no fire in the woods at this time of year is complete without a hot 
drink....today, it was hot chocolate.....

Yummy!!!!


A nice hot bubble bath will make this day perfect.......hope you all had a great Sunday too.
Cheers
:o)

11 comments:

  1. Sounds as if you had a wonderful day, snow or no snow. Those fish looked delicious and hot chocolate, yummy.

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    1. Hi Sally--how's the weather where you are??

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  2. What a beautiful pic-nic! That fish looks delicious indeed! Such a beautiful scene you show here in your photos! I was saying to myself..aahhhh!! Lovely!! Our snow is mostly melted here in SD. It will be around 45 degrees farenheit tomorrow so it will melt away the rest of the snow. There is more snow promised for next weekend. Thanks for sharing this lovely post!

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    1. Winter is a beautiful time to do outdoor things when the weather is settled....my favorite winter months are March and April....hopefully I 'll get lots of photos for my blog then.
      Cheers

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  3. beautiful pictures!! I cant believe how little snow there is!

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  4. My grandfather used to eat kippers! It's a Canadian thing yes? And herring I love herring. I wish we could do things like that but our weather is so blah! What a beautiful thing, thanks for letting us share you picnic, yum!

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    1. Thanks Jen....it is almost a little bit too chilly for me right now though....ha ha

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  5. Looks like a cozy time! So; did you get around to baking the cake?! :-)

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    1. No not yet....but it is at the top of my "to-do list"!!!

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  6. I would love to have a good kipper from newfoundland don't get any good fish out here in Winnipeg

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