A Drive to Lockport

Lockport is usually a summer drive, but I decided to go there yesterday.  Lockport Appliances is where I have bough all of my household appliances over the years. All my fridges, stoves, washers, dryers came from them.  They deliver to Winnipeg and will remove your old one.  One time they got to my house before their predicted time frame and they waited for me – not many places will do that.  Now that I am in an apartment, I won’t be needing their services, but I still highly recommend them.  I don’t know why I didn’t take a picture of their business while I was there.

I drove over the bridge and headed for the spot where I often go in the spring to watch the Pelicans catching fish by the locks.

First stop – Skinners – but it looks like they are closed for the winter.


Skinners and Half Moon are the 2 main places to eat at Lockport.  There is also an A&W and a couple of other places, but Skinners is the one I usually go to in the summer.

Lots of water is still moving quickly through the locks there – but it sure looks cold.

Instead of Pelicans (that are found here in the spring), there were ice-fishing shacks and vehicles parked on the ice.

For some reason, I didn’t expect to see all those vehicles parked on the river ice – I saw open water at the locks and at a few places along the river, but I assume they test the ice thickness often.  Maybe those guys in the 1 photo above are testing thickness – I don’t know what they were doing.

The snow covered Red River taken from River Road


The sun trying to show itself over the Red River
One of the smaller open water spots I saw.

It was a good day for a drive and it was nice to see Lockport during the winter season.



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