One adventure season is ending while another begins on the west and east coasts of Canada. The late fall, winter and early spring seasons are fast approaching and with their arrival the winds increase in velocity, the rains arrive more frequently, the snow falls at the higher elevations and the temperatures dip.
To some this weather change is a good sign and to some it is an excuse for more time on the couch. Winter does not have to be a hibernation season for the human race. And too many of us it is not.
The coming season fueled with winds, rain and snow is not a “downer” for us who look forward to the changing of the guard when it comes to adventures. The hiking boots, golf clubs, canoe and mountain bikes are stored away and the cob webs are removed from winter toys like snowboards, skis, snowmobiles, ice fishing shacks, dog sleds and more.
But not all people are lucky enough to fall in love with a particular winter activity. Not all people have the luxury of purchasing the right equipment creating winter bliss. This is, in no way, an excuse for not getting outside to enjoy the show that Mother Nature puts on for us during our moody winter season.
There are many activities which excel in the coming season which require little effort and no equipment. They would be stormwatching and sightseeing the Northern Lights.
However… it is on the coastlines of Canada where nature erupts, throwing a temper tantrum chucking driftwood logs and spitting mist in the air while puffing out its chest with massive rolling waves frothing in white water.
Until you stand on a beach with crashing waves at your feet you cannot appreciate the beauty of a storm. Watching the waves crashing the coastlines is a sight to behold. And… if you are lucky the storm may break and you may be treated to a rainbow.
To enjoy stormwatching safely there are some “common sense” tips to consider before you head outside to watch storms.
|- research a selection of lodges and resorts for storm watching packages.
- ask what is included with packages for watching storms.
- do not walk near waves.
- always be aware of flying driftwood logs.
- be aware that rogue waves are common.
- always dress in rain gear, rubber boots when out storm watching.
- have a set of dry clothes ready for when you get back.
- ask about tours and guides for storm watching as they know the best spots for viewing.
- storms result in power outages, so make sure you have flashlights and candles
on your trip.
- pack a camera and video for capturing the best moments of storm watching.
- storms are loud, so you may want to pack ear plugs.
- wear contacts, not glasses, as the mist will interrupt viewing.
- lock your vehicle when out storm watching.
- lay sheets down on the car seats for your return as you will be dripping wet.Please visit our Canada eh Travel & Adventure Website Network for more information about stormwatching in Canada at : http://www.canadaeh.net/canada-storm-watching.html