Friday 8 January 2010

Way Too Cold

The train stops for 3 hours in Winnipeg when it's on time. Most passengers get off for a look around. Winnipeg is where the train crews change (engineers excepted).

I got as far the opposite side of the street from the station before I wimped out and went back inside. Apparently it was only -18ºC heading for a low of -24ºC but it already felt colder than that to me.

So much for the 3 hour walking tour.

Fred relaxing in the station. A nice change from his kennel in the baggage car.

Melanie finds Fred's 'soft spot'.

In the dog world Fred may be the closest thing to a polar bear. Look at the size of those feet!

Fred is now at his new home in Montreal. The story of his trip got a lot of coverage on the CBC news last night.

I'm away on a train trip. I don't have a lot of images in the photo barrel so posts may be sporadic and of the 'what I did on my winter vacation' variety.


Pat said...

What a cute fluffball and a touching story. So glad all ended well for Fred.

Chuck Pefley said...

Glad to hear Fred is home now. Thanks for introducing us to him. What a dear he is. Love his polar bear feet!! Makes one just want to cuddle with him -:)

jennyfreckles said...

Such a gorgeous dog - hope he'll settle in well in his new home. That does sound cold in Winnipeg!

Anonymous said...

he is such a teddy bear.

BlossomFlowerGirl said...

Cute little moggie. Nice photo of the station with the lighting, but - only minus 18 degrees? Only? I coudln't ever imagine anything that cold. When it gets down to 4ºC that's really cold. Average is around 7ºC though.
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Gerald (Ackworth born) said...

It takes reminders of the temperatures in Winnipeg to put our cold problem in perspective - love the dog.