Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Skating 101



The last time I was skating was back on February 4, 2008.
I had a bad fall that day on the back of my head.

I was never a good skater......certainly not like my four brothers.


Since then, whenever I venture on an icy surface, like yesterday on MacDonald Hill,


I am very careful of my footing and I MEAN very careful.


And knowing that our part of Nova Scotia 
has been covered in ice for the past four days now,


I dug out my pair of 'boot grippers' (with sharp teeth!!)
and walking on ice became somewhat less fearful for me.

Now to get a pair for Ron.




22 comments:

  1. Did you know??? Those boot grippers are sold here in NZ , the " Kahtoola" brand, and are in NZ $ *(.90, a choice of red or black. Love that shiny ice.

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  2. That would be the oddest dollar amount ever!!! They are $89.90, for goodness sake...You would need to be a cryptic crossword fan to decipher the above amount.

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    1. LOL! They sound like a good product, Jean. Thanks.

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  3. i love those boot grippers! we have had tons of ice this winter.

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    1. This is probably the second time I have worn these, Joyce. It won't be the last as I am looking out the window.

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  4. Thank God you have those so much safer, I wonder if they make any for woofers that would be quite a dance.....

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    1. Yes Lorraine, happy to have these.

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  5. oh that is an excellent idea for walking on ice--I notice myself being more careful now too so as not to fall and possibly break something

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    1. That is exactly it, Kathy. No broken bones please.

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  6. No one knows better than you how dangerous ice can be.

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    1. That's right, Debra. No repeat performances for me on the ice.

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    1. Have never seen the Hill like this, John.

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  8. I have a pair of lovely fur lined boots that have a spike that flips out from the underneath of the heel, though thankfully I haven't had to use them for a few years now. I worry about slipping over, especially as I am getting older!! That ice of yours looks amazing.

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    1. And may you never have the need to use the spike, Frances.
      The whole ice thing has taken everyone by surprise here in this part of Nova Scotia.

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  9. Great photos! Does look a slippery :O) .. I saw another post by someone else recently mmmm can't think but they too were liking those boot grippers.

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    1. Been a bad winter for some, Texan.

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  10. Awesome! I've never been on frozen water, it doesn't get cold enough for it to freeze and be frozen enough to walk over here, I don't fancy falling in to a cold lake!

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    1. Should you ever find yourself so, Hayley-Eszti, be prepared......a helmet is a good thing (I know we didn't wear one yesterday!) and these 'grippers' are perfect!!

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  11. You certainly know well the dangers of ice! I'm so glad you're being extremely careful.

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  12. Ice + MacDonald HILL...doesn't sound like a good combination.

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  13. Sounds like a smart idea, Jim! Terry and I have these and swear by them!

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