Havre Du Parc
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... tapping is usually done in March/April when they have had a freezing cold night and a warmerish day - the temperature difference needs to be at least 10 degrees. The maple water is extracted into buckets and taken to the boiler. It takes 40litres of evaporated maple water to make 1 litre of maple syrup! When we walked outside we could see the holes in the trees where they have been tapped over and over.
I wish I had room to buy maple icecream from the gift shop ...
... the drive back to Ottawa. It just so decided to snow like **** on the drive back which converted our normal 2 hour drive to 3 and a half. This stressed Jenny out a little bit as she was having her welcome home party tonight.
We finally arrived in Ottawa at about 9:30 and luckily no one had turned up yet. The party got under way at about 11 and it was a true American Pie style "kegger" Imagine 3 kegs, red cups, ...
... was super super sweet and even between the 5 of us, we didn't finish it. As was tradition, we all made our way back to the hostel and sat by the fire and had some beers. We met a massive group of Canadians and Alex and I beat them in pool no less than 10 times in a row. As a result, they took the huge map on the wall of the hostel and drew a love heart around Perth. Aus- 1, Canada- 0.
... and knuckled the jump super bad and only just pulled it back without stacking it. I left the park for the day and went back down to the bunny hill to check on everyone else.
It was good to see that they had kept it up and pushed through and were all slowly improving. We grabbed some lunch and I hung out with them all for the rest of the day. The mountain closed at 3:30 which to me was absurd. ...
... honest underestimated the monumental task of controlling 6 dogs and a someone sitting in a sled In front of me. At the best of times, I can't ski, but try skiing in this scenario... epic fail. Not even 20 seconds in to our journey, I put us in the snow. Alex was covered head to toe and the dogs looked pretty ****** off as they were still trying to keep going but we weren't moving. We got some assistance getting out and carried on.
Another minute in, we landed back in the snow ...
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