Wednesday, 27 January, 1:45 PM: As of this morning, Castleman Road has been plowed allowing more than single lane traffic. Passage along the road is normal and four wheel drive is no longer required. Area for parking at the Abbey, though hardly normal, is greatly improved this morning; digging out continues and we anticipate normal accessibility by Friday afternoon. We expect to be able to receive Friday’s scheduled guests at the Retreat House by 3:00 PM.
We regret the inconvenience beyond our control to many who were hoping to enjoy our hospitality this week. It’s a salutary reminder that nature remains beyond pour control; we still need to learn how to better understand and co-operate with the natural world around us.