A beautiful sunny day drew us out of the house last week. We drove to Stanley Bridge on the north shore where a number of objects which are usually in the sea were prominent on shore.
The marina at the Bridge has many floating docks where the boats tie up during the warmer seasons of the year.
This day it was different.
Many of the floating docks were high and dry, stacked on top of each other in the parking lot.
It is unusual to see what lies beneath a dock, but seaweed and mussels were visible on the pontoons.
On the opposite side of the parking lot, closer to the water, buoys of different sizes were ashore as well. They were brightly coloured and the largest ones dwarf the small shed nearby.
Next to the largest buoys, others of various sizes were piled together. All had mussels and seaweed below their water marks.
There isn’t much room for boat storage in this area but one boat was tucked in below the road.
And as is often the case, lobster traps, some of the tools of the trade, were stored beside a shack.
There was activity, as a few people worked in the fishing shacks. An open door gave a glimpse into the domain of the island fishers who are out of water too. However, spring is on the horizon!