Winter grey settled on the sky, on the hills and on the open water. It has its beauty. There is a stillness in the country, broken by the sounds of nature more than those made by humans. North Hatley is one of the prettier towns in the Eastern Townships with many heritage buildings. No chain restaurants can be found here. It is a unique village that has preserved its character. Once the summer haven of wealthy Americans, it now attracts a variety of tourists in the summer. We were an anomoly, winter wanderers in search of quiet and a place to go snow-shoeing.
The pier at night