Yesterday was a beautiful day out, and it's fun to get out and see what's going on around the lake. The newest house on the lake is taking shape now, and it looks to be another beauty, complete with a turret and weather-vane.
Another sign of warmer weather is the arrival of the snow fleas. When I pulled a branch out of the snow, a flurry of fleas came off it - perhaps they are attracted to the warmth that the dark wood absorbs.
And this was a very unique find in the middle of the woods, a good hundred yards from the shore.
|Fresh Water Mussel|
Some creature must have brought this clam up from the water's edge, though there were no signs of tracks nearby. Another mystery at Lake Wicwas.
All the recent snow did have an important role for the Lakes Region: It put down a solid foundation for the Laconia World Champion Dog Sled races this weekend. The race center was right at the bottom of Meredith Center Road.
|Laconia World Championship Dog Sled Races|
There was lots of action in the staging area with the teams getting ready to go.
There were both traditional sleds and high tech racing machines.
Lots of excitement at the starting line as the dogs knew they were about to be let loose. Some teams were very animated, while others were quite calm and patient.
|The Starting Line|
And then they were off, with snow flying in the air!
Here's some action footage of one team starting, and another approaching the finish.
So 2013 has been a good winter for Meredith, as we got in all three major events: Pond hockey, Fishing derby, and Dog sled races. It looks like another good month of winter is ahead, although a few impatient things are trying to get an early start on spring!