There was lots of good flotsam as well - planks and wood I will have to go back for, unencumbered by the dogs. My stick supply was depleted by all the twig trees I made for Christmas this year. And I can always use more driftwood. Bird's feet anyone?
At least we are on the downhill slope for the daylight hours growing. The mild winter is a mixed bag: pleasant to go out in, not much ice to keep me off the trails, and helps keep the heating bill low. But lack of snowpack on the mountains will lead to continued strain on the salmon runs come summer. I don't know that we can take another year like last year on the fishery.
Let's focus our intentions on good outcomes from the World Global Warming Summit, that the ugliness of the political climate in the US will grow into a swan, and for an ease to the dark financial clouds sweeping over Europe and the East.