After reading Derrick's blog a few days ago, I got the idea that I too needed to 'take a walk' in the woods! So I did, together with a friend and our dog, and guess what I found? A lake with almost no ice in it! I paddle today, finally! And what a day it is: nearly 20°C sunny, just enough breeze to make it interesting and some ice here and there so I can have some Lopez Arctic Dreams! Like it's summer already. I'll be swimming next! Well, maybe I'll wait just a bit for the swim... I wouldn't want to damage any appendages!