An icy stroll through Jefferson Chalmers' canals
👋 Annalise here. I wasn't sure if our recent cold spell would be enough to freeze the Jefferson Chalmers canals to the point where people would feel safe skating and exploring them on foot.
- I was excited to see over the weekend that they were, judging by the footprints, paw prints, ice skate and bicycle tracks denting the snow that covered the frozen waterways.
What happened: My dog, Phoebe, enjoyed zooming around the ice and, oddly, rubbing her cheeks against it.
- Meanwhile, we took in the seawalls and canal-front properties from a different perspective than my usual wandering.
- A couple of deep cracking sounds along the canal routes closer to Alter Road sent us scurrying back to the comfort of dry land.
Threat level: With the weather warming up, I'm not sure the ice is safe anymore.
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