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.