But, we have to bear with it, so we still went out for a 5 km (3 mile) walk.
The daytime high temperature was about -7C (19F) and it was windy. Clear blue sky though, so at least it's bright and sunny.
The village of Galetta is home to about 400 people. It's located about a 45 minute drive west of the city of Ottawa, which is of course the capital of Canada.
There are no commercial businesses here except for a livestock sale barn. There used to be two churches, but they have both been sold and renovated into private homes.
This used to be the United church. Now, a private home.
And this used to be the Anglican church, also now a private home. Ruth and I were married in this church!
Ruth, and the old railway bridge at Galetta over the Mississippi River. No, not the Mississippi River. The Canadian one.
So no, we didn't have a day at the beach.
However, maybe when we get to Nova Scotia next week, we can have a day at the beach! Of course Nova Scotia has been hammered by snow and winter weather this season, and it's not over yet. They were having yet another snowstorm on Sunday, and so our daughter and family decided they were due for a day at the beach.
They closed all the curtains, so they couldn't see this...
More snow in Nova Scotia. They've had something like 10 feet so far this winter!
And they put on their swimsuits for a day at the beach. The kids loved it!
Our daughter Lindsey, husband Justin, and Cameron and Sadie. Enjoying a trip to the beach!
Can't enjoy hiking right now, so I'm having my own distraction from the cold by reading a book. I'm only about a quarter of the way through, but it's pretty good and I'm enjoying it...