my wife and i said it was a easy winter compared to the last few years where i had to dig my car out of a snow drift so the city could plow the heavy shoveling of the walks or the parking pad by the garage and we went wherever we wanted without problems.except for a few really cold days with temps in the teens I went for my daily walk.
one thing I have noticed on canoe trips over the last years is that it seems that there is a lot more wind.back in the 80's,90's early 2000's you could paddle all day in just a light riffle or dead calm.on my last several trips I was fighting wind all day and just not when it would sometimes pick up in the afternoon.other canoe trippers have noticed this too.