Two weeks ago, in Malpeque and Darnley Basin on the north shore of Prince Edward Island, lobster traps were everywhere. The season was more than a month away.
The fishing shacks were full of traps.
Wharfs were piled high too.
Some traps rested against the shacks.
The basin was ice covered.
Last week, at Lot 1 on the north west tip of the island, the scene was different, as preparation for the season has ramped up. Several boats, high and dry since last fall, were being pulled to the sea.
Flat bed trailers loaded with lobster traps were on their way to the wharf.
Meanwhile, on the wharf around Seacow Pond Harbour, some traps were ready for the season.
The colours of the buoys, visible from the road, prompted us to stop and take in the scene.
Dredging at the entrance to the harbour will ensure safe passage of the boats for the season.
The first boats were back in the water.
Preparation is well under way now.