Canadian Daredevils































































Just north of our house in Kingston - about 10 miles - is the site of an annual "Canadian Redneck" competition.

Yes, we have them too!

Each spring, when conditions are just right, the boys come out to play.  You just have to see it to believe it!

There is a bridge on Loughborough Lake where the two halves of the lake connect to permit small boats to pass from one side of the lake to the other side.

The current flows fast beneath this bridge in the spring when snow starts to melt, and the ice directly under the bridge melts early, followed by the ice on the downstream side of the bridge.  The ice on the upstream side stays firm for a few extra weeks.

This gives our Canadian Redneck boys a terrific spot to test their nerve and their machines.

They rev up their snowmobiles and race across long stretches of open water.  Not just a little bit of open water - several hundred yards of open water.

Carol and I spent a half hour on Sunday March 30, 2008 watching the show and we took these few pictures.  We hope you like them.

It really is a sight to behold.  They do wheelstands on the water . . . with $20,000 hot-rod snowmobiles.

Last year we watched two of them sink, but this year none sank in the half-hour we watched.

If you want to see more, click the link below.  You will download a video file showing them in action.