It was a bad storm late last week, possibly the worst this year. The usual culprits, tons of snow, high northeasterly winds and drifting were joined by thunder and lightning, our first experience of that phenomenon during a snow storm. It was a good time to stay inside.
My husband and I hadn’t been past the harbour since Wednesday. Three days later, we were surprised to see open water there.
The high winds, coupled with high tides, moved the ice off shore. The day before this latest Nor’easter, the sea was ice covered along the southwest coast.
The Summerside Harbour on March 21/18
Linkletter Park on March 21/18
Evangeline on March 21/18
Meanwhile the shoreline has pans of ice,
while off-shore some pans are grounded on sand bars.
The 24th was bitterly cold with the Northeast wind making it difficult to steady the camera. I would not have been able to set up a tripod. My hands were near frost bitten.
On the brighter side, at least the ice is gone!