The snow is not so bad, but after 8 months of it, it gets old. Then we get a couple of nice days, the snow starts melting, the horses start shedding, and then wham, it arrives again. It is hardest in dead of winter, -30 and 40 below zero F., have to keep engine heaters in the car motors, don't set your emergency brakes cause they will freeze, don't use the electric windows cause they will break, all kinds of fun things. UGH
My brother and his wife have been sailing around the world(with stops on land of course during that time)and are now in Australia, have been there for a few months , but now that it is winter, they will sail somewhere else for awhile. He sends me photos, sure is beautiful there.