Thursday, February 22, 2007


Well. When people ask me how I like living in Newfoundland, they always say something along the lines of "the weather must be pretty bad there, eh?" A statement I usually counter by asserting that no, the winters (from my experiences) are typically milder and a lot less snowy than in New Brunswick, and that really, the weather's not bad.

This week we had a blizzard that shut the city down. I have never seen anything like it before... there is SO much snow here. Nobody moved for a day and a half - no taxis, busses anything, because the roads just couldn't be cleared. It took two days before the sidewalks around residence were plowed. It feels a bit like living in a hedge maze where the walls are made of snow. Most of the residences are connected to the other university buildings by underground tunnels, which is very convenient at times such as these. However, some houses are not - and the day after the storm people were hopping out their second floor windows to get to dining hall because the doors to the house were blocked by snow.

Here are a few images taken by a friend. It's hard to capture the magnitude of the snow, and what it feels like to walk around amidst all of this! The kicker is, it's supposed to happen all again on Saturday:)

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