We are back to -40 windchills up here this morning.  We have had a few days of wind.  First from the south and and we had warm temperatures, almost melting.  Then as quick as you can say Jack Frost, the wind was out of the north and the temperature plumetted!  Our old Bombardier can go through a lot of snow but when it gets too deep and soft it can get hung up on the belly and you are stuck.  The only way to get out is by hours of shovelling of one phone call to Uncle Jack!  We chose option number 2.  The wind was so strong this morning it sucked the breath right out of your lungs.

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We should have taken the getting stuck as a sign.  We continued out to the lake in search of our nets.  With the help of the GPS we were about half way out to our nets4 or 5 miles out on the lake when the conditions worsened even more.  thats when we decided that what we had to do today, we could do tomorrow.  Zero visibility.  I took a picture but it just looks like a sheet of paper in front of you.  If we ever had a breakdown on a day like this we would have no one to come and get us because they couldn’t find us.  It is kind of creepy, there is no up or down, no horizon, you can’t see the banks to walk on, you can’t look into the wind and you can’t breath very well.  It is like you are in a bubble.  If you had to walk any distance, you would most likely not make it very far.