It was a true Christmas miracle. As the hour neared midnight, the snow began to fall, and by the time we got up on Christmas morning there was a blanket of white as far as you could see. It is very rare to get snow on Christmas Day here. The weather on this stretch of coast is influenced by several ocean currents that keep the area a few degrees warmer with less snow than the city of Vancouver or Vancouver Island. When it snows here, it usually doesn’t last that long, so to get it exactly on December 25th is extremely rare.
We got together with some neighbours and walked down to Twin Eagles Bluff to show them the progress on the house. Our back forest was a winter wonderland and the view across the Salish Sea was equally spectacular. One of the things I really enjoy about this stretch of coast is how different it looks depending on the weather, the clouds, the sun. It’s as if it has a closet full of designer clothes and is not afraid to revel fully in all its sartorial glory.
Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas. Brian and Mitch.