Routine drive around the Goderich harbor. Things were looking pretty cold down there and saw one ship at the Goderich Salt Mine dock. A quick Walmart stop and we were on our way home back down highway 21.
A soft half-inch of fluffy snow fell overnight and continued on and off throughout the day. Highways were bare and wet as Pheebs and I slipped over to the northern edge of Bayfield to check on the bridge construction. It was 9:05 a.m. A couple quick drive-by photos and we headed up highway 21 to Goderich. I figured the bridge arch project would be an all-day affair and I wasn't going to sit there and wait for it.
THE FIRST OF TWO ARCHES WILL SOON BE SWUNG OVER THE TEMPORARY BRIDGE AND INSTALLED ON THE OTHER SIDE
|THE ALGOMA NIAGARA IN PORT TAKING ON A LOAD OF SALT|
|AN ENVIRONMENTAL TEAM CHECKING SOMETHING OUT AT THE SCENE OF LAST WEEK'S TRAIN DERAILMENT|
|THE ALGOMA NIAGARA IS GOING TO HAVE A LOT OF ICE TO GET THROUGH TO REACH OPEN WATER|
|LAKE ICE IS OUT AS FAR AS ONE CAN SEE|
|A CROW TAKES FLIGHT FROM ATOP A HIGH SNOWBANK| BACK TO BAYFIELD I NOTICED THEY HAD THE LARGE ARCH STANDING UP BUT NOT IN PLACE YET THAT ARCH HAS TO BE LIFTED ACROSS THE ROAD THE LARGE CRANE IS HOLDING THIS ARCH UP WHILE THE SECOND ARCH TO THE RIGHT IS STILL LAYING ON THE GROUND
|THE ARCH HAS TO BE LIFTED OVER THE BRIDGE TO THE OTHER SIDE|
|THIS IS NOT THE MAIN LIFTING CRANE|
|THAT HAS GOT TO BE SOME REALLY STRONG EQUIPMENT|
|'WELL IT SAYS HERE IN MY LEGO INSTRUCTIONS THAT THIS SHOULD WORK'|
|OKAY BOYS, CAN WE HAVE A LITTLE PRAYER CIRCLE HERE FOR GEORGE'S LEGO INSTRUCTIONS'|
|DESPITE THE DAY'S BITTER COLD TEMPERATURES FOLKS STILL TURNED OUT TO WATCH....SOME BROUGHT CHAIRS AND ONE FELLA WAS EVEN ON CRUTCHES|
|TAKE NOTE OF THAT LADY SITTING DOWN AT THE FAR LEFT....WHAT IS SHE HOLDING??|
|YEP YOU GUESSED IT....I THINK THEY WERE JUST A LITTLE TIRED FROM ALL THE EXCITEMENT|
|HOW WONDERFUL TO BE A SLEEPY LITTLE PUPPY|
|THE FIRST ARCH IS NOW IN PLACE HAVING BEEN SWUNG FROM THE WEST SIDE OF THE BAILIE BRIDGE TO THE EAST SIDE|
|THEY ARE ABOUT READY TO OPEN THE HIGHWAY AGAIN|
|IT WAS A BIG DAY FOR THE MAIN CRANE OPERATOR SO ITS NO WONDER IT LOOKS LIKE HE IS HAVING A SNOOZE|
|ARTISTS RENDITION OF WHAT THE FINISHED BRIDGE WILL LOOK LIKE AND TODAY THEY SET THAT FAR ARCH INTO PLACE.....NORTH IS TO THE LEFT AND SOUTH IS TO THE RIGHT|
GROANER'S CORNER:(( A teacher asks her class if anyone can use the word 'fascinate' in a sentence. Brian raises his hand and says, "The sky is fascinating." The teacher says, "No that's fascinating." Jennifer raises her hand and says, "When I saw the tigers at the zoo I was fascinated." The teacher says, "No that's fascinated." So finally Little Johnny raises his hand and says, "My mom bought a new blouse with 12 pearl buttons, but her chest's so big she could only fasten eight!"
I THINK THERE IS A LOT OF SNOW IN THOSE DARK CLOUDS
Why do bagpipe players always walk while they play? They are trying to get away from the noise?