When the wind blows here, it also blows the snow. This means that on a blustery day you are likely to encounter areas where snow is blowing across the road, as it was this morning.
Several years ago, not too long after we moved here, I was on my way to work and came upon the flat, open area at 19-Mile Bay. Here the road is level with the lake, and the wind was blowing. As I rounded the corner I could see nothing but white ahead – and within seconds it was a total white-out. I couldn’t see the road, or whether another car was coming toward me, or for that matter anything around me at all. There was a moment of panic – if I wasn’t where I was supposed to be, there could be a head-on collision! – but then I was out of it. It was a little frightening! When I arrived at my office I told people about this experience, only to find out that it was common knowledge and was advised to take the back road into Wolfeboro when the wind blows. And apparently it is some kind of rite of passage – I didn’t get sympathy, I was congratulated!
Now I know what to expect on a windy day… but often I drive through 19-Mile Bay anyway, just for sport. Fortunately it’s never been as bad as it was that day!