It's been cold with high winds and periods of snow this past week. The sun has been missing in action for what seems like ages. The first time she made an appearance, without the wind, we headed out, like escaped prisoners, delighted with our new-found freedom.
We drove to the Malpeque area on the north shore of the island to Cabot Beach and Darnley Basin, some of our favourite summer haunts. What was it like this time of year? My husband and I were eager to look around and take some photos.
The area was deserted, with the exception of another photographer headed out to the beach as we were leaving. It was nice enough to have a picnic on the beach had we planned for it. Next time!
Our harbour at Summerside only has ice in the inner most part of the bay now. The high winds have blown much of the ice off shore. Meanwhile, here on the north coast,
winds have thrust the ice onto the shoreline where it rests today, in all its icy glory.
Near shore, the red sand has stained the ice, particles frozen in the water, or globs frozen into the surfaces.
The red stains are evident in the icicles formed from the melt water.
You can feel the cold emanating from the ice as you stand there.
Beyond the low tide mark, the ice was unstained, pristine.
The air was fresh, the sun, warm on the face. Spring!