If ever there ever was a sign of global warming, it has to be that it is the middle of December and two Nova Scotia golf courses reopened this week according to a story in the Chronicle Herald.
That's definitely not the Canadian winter weather that I endured. Seems like I remember some Nova Scotians once painting their golf balls orange so they could play in the snow.
All golfers get a little desperate in the winter. Few of them need much of a reason to abandon even Virginia and head to Pinehurst or Myrtle Beach this time of year. Now maybe some of them can add Nova Scotia to the list of places where they can do winter golf.
I am sure the province could use the tourism dollars. It would have the added benefit that the golfers once they got home would really appreciate their home weather. They probably wouldn't even need to turn up the heat in their houses.
It has been unseasonably mild except in the Northwest corner of the country. I know Roanoke was in the mid-sixties today and here on the coast, it was near seventy degrees. I snapped today's sunset picture between the two bridges over the White Oak River between Cedar Point and Swansboro, NC. That's close to Emerald Isle for those of you not familiar with North Carolina coastal geography.
As far as I am concerned the Nova Scotians can keep golfing in December. I found plenty to do outside myself today. There nothing wrong with fishing in short and sandals in December.