Last night I shoveled about two blocks worth of snow off the frozen Huron River north of Argo Dam to make a big figure-8 skating track around two small islands.
By the time I had finished clearing the track I was exhausted. I skated around the track three or four times and then went home for some hot chocolate and a late dinner.
The wind last night and the drifting snow surely buried the track. But I don't mind a bit--it was beautiful last night--and it was worth it.