The Calvin’s Cottages


I crossed to the Moss Glen side of the river, testing carefully all the way.

I was fully equipped wearing 3 layers of clothes, 2 layers of socks, a big parka, mitts, a hat and a life jacket. 

I carried an ax – for testing the ice thickness, a 10′ pole, and was harnessed to a canoe which I dragged a foot behind me – just in case the ice broke and I had to jump into it. 

In my pockets were a chisel and a very sharp crochet hook (’cause I couldn’t find the screw drivers). 

My boots had dry wall screws imbedded in them so I didn’t slide or blow away in the wind… (it brings a whole new meaning to "spiked heels")

The Calvin’s, who own and rent these cottages, were watching me cross with binoculars to make sure I got across the river safely.

Alexa Clark

Alexa is a digital marketer and author with over 20 years in digital & interactive communications in the food and tech industries. Alexa's CheapEats Restaurant Guides, for both Toronto & Ottawa, were Canadian best sellers. She is a recognized authority on social media and has been named one of Canada's 20 Leading Women in Social Media.

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