We decided today would be a good day to take a trip to town. It is about 100 km to town and the first 50 is on a backroad. It wasn't too bad going in this morning, although a little slippery in spots. We saw a lynx crossing the road and were careful in case her kitten was around. You don't want to brake hard on ice.
When we got to the main highway the road was almost clear and the sun was shining, so we felt that we had made the right decision to venture out. We have had such bad weather that we have been housebound for a while. Most of British Columibia has had really bad weather recently.
We set out for home about 1:30pm and when we turned off the main highway onto our road we saw that the ice had gone slushy with patches of ice. It was deadly, we crawled, always on the alert for moose who like to lick the salt from the road. We did not see much wildlife which is probably a good thing. We saw one vehicle in the ditch, the occupants must have abandoneded it.
It took over an hour before we pulled into our carport. My husband gave a heartfelt prayer of thanks that we were safely home and I think I will hunker down and wait for spring.