The ice in the harbour at Summerside, Prince Edward Island this time of year is fascinating.
During our last walk there this week, ice was left behind by the retreating tide, aground and fractured.
Pans of ice are piled on each other in places and have a hint of red colour from the island sand.
They abut the shoreline near the range light and the beach along the inner part of the harbour.
The ice stands out against the red rock which prevents erosion along the shoreline.
Meanwhile, further out in the harbour, along the shipping channel, there is open water.
The port has been busy this week ahead of the freeze up of the Northumberland Strait.
Soon all will be frozen for another winter.