Author Archives: jorysquibb

restless natives cool down

Tuesday evening report from Denis in Quebec: I sailed Lac Joli again today… Lac Abenakis is not good, too much snow, and signs of water and slush on the ice. Lac Joli is 50% ice and 50% packed snow. In … Continue reading

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the natives are (very) restless

Smoke signals are drifting up into cyberspace from jungle computers….our trusty spy, Denis Guertin, is prospecting two of his three favorite lakes: little Lac Joli about the size of Chicky; and Lac Abenakis, which is slightly larger and only now … Continue reading

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Caution: Risk of Black Ice!

I heard there were lots of new VW diesel’s around after the US lawsuit against the company, so I swallowed hard and bought one. And whenever I turn on the ignition, the screen says, “Caution! Risk of Black Ice!” I’m … Continue reading

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The Roulette Game

The most powerful reinforcement is certainly intermittent reinforcement.  We smile faintly at the predictable birthday present, while we fantasize about pleasures snatched from uncertainty.  Every gambler knows this.  And every iceboater.    And here we are, almost  in November:  the … Continue reading

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Memory’s Lost and Found

Memory’s lost and found When the days so clearly shorten And the morning air is chill And though summer’s toys are handy they have somehow lost their thrill It’s then my mind starts rovin’ And my heart begins to glow … Continue reading

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Lovely, Lovely Pushaw

The problem of writing a day-before post for the website, is that you’re committed. I said I’d be on Pushaw on Saturday, but at 7AM, in bed, thinking of the -20 degree windchill, I had that strong mammalian instinct to … Continue reading

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pushaw report

Sailed Pushaw lake all day Sunday, great ice seemingly endless. Only explored southern half from Gould landing. Grade 8 white ice for first couple miles, then grade 7 with increasing frozen mashed potatoes. No hazards found anywhere up to Twin … Continue reading

Posted in 2017 Season