It has been bitterly cold with temperatures in the minus teens and windchills of minus thirties Celsius. It is a damp cold that feels as if it cuts to your bone, going through jackets, hats, mitts and pants as if you were naked. However, I couldn't resist a visit to see if the harbour was frozen. In the few minutes I was there, my hands felt close to frostbitten.
Last Friday, January 6th, I posted this picture of the harbour channel, taken the previous day.
As of Wednesday, January 11th, this is the harbour channel.
Meanwhile, the temperature has risen and will be near 5 degrees Celsius for several days. There may be open water again.
There is often a January thaw but this year, another freeze and thaw cycle is forecast. We live in curious weather times!