For the spring equinox yesterday, my husband and I went to the beach at Linkletter Park just west of Summerside. The harbour at Summerside is frozen still from temperatures cold enough to sustain the ice. From a distance, it looked like there was open water at this park, an unusual sight thus far in 2018. We were disappointed.
What looked like open water was clear ice over part of Miscouche Cove.
Beyond this area, the ice and snow covers which are characteristic of the winter coastline, look to be broken into chunks and frozen underneath.
With the bitter wind, it felt more like late January.
The coastline is snow covered,
the playground equipment
and picnic tables frozen into the earth.
They provide the foreground for the more famous Confederation Bridge and the Indian Head Lighthouse in the distance.
Snowmobile trails skirt the shoreline
It does seem to look like water at first glance.
I sure hope it begins to warm up there soon. I just read an article that says spring is starting earlier and earlier in most places. I guess not there, huh? :-)
Yes, even PEI will have spring - just not as soon as Houston!
Spring is elusive here too, but there are some signs. Some of the ice on the Ottawa River is breaking up.
Incroyable! That's the thing about weather, it can change in a flash! I do like the look of your cold weather, it was sweltering here today.. a happy medium would be good Marie ☺
Oh My Goodness....You must be a hearty woman. Not much would get me out to walk in the freezing cold. I, admittedly, am a wimp in temps below 57°.
Hard to believe it's spring! Wonderful pictures!
We has six inches of snow this morning, and birdsong.
Echoing Grace. Some world-wide weather moderation would be nice.
Your Spring will come, like our Autumn. When they are ready.
Wonderful photos, Marie. The solution to this icy problem is you NEED SOME SUN! :)
It looks so cold and desolate. We had snow flurries and cold wind yesterday. Looking forward to sunshine today.
You really do look like you are having a chilly and long winter. We have had sun over the past couple of days but with it has come heavy frosts. We all need higher temperatures and a bit of sunshine I think. Take care Diane
It does indeed, AC.
It has been a weird winter with the freeze and thaw cycle we’ve had. Spring is taking it’s time however.
Houston is way ahead of us with regard to weather, Barbara.
It must be good to see the ice breaking up now, William.
I suspect the days of moderate weather are behind us on this planet, PDP.
🙂 at the wimp below 57 degrees comment, Linda.
Winter still has a grip on us, Joanne, but the birds give us hope.
I am too impatient is the problem, EC.
Sun would be heart warming too, Bill.
It is starkly beautiful, Mildred. I hate the cold but there is something about the scenes which I love too.
The next day was sunny without the wind and it was pleasant, Diane. The wind is the problem often.
Looks so cold and beautiful. Our weather is quit different but how beautiful our planet is!
I look forward to visiting you after coming back from my mother. Stay warm, Marie.
REally beautiful but Oh, so cold.
I hope you have an uneventful journey to see your mother, Tomoko.
The wind made it miserable, Mage.
I really like your ending question, Marie, because one really wonders if spring WILL come. HA! It's been such a strange winter for us here in the Netherlands, after many winters of mild temps hovering around 40-45 F. In this first week of spring this year we have had some of our coldest weather this winter. But we ARE seeing the sprouting of the spring flowers everywhere.
However, I must say that seeing all that ice and snow still there, what we have in comparison is totally spring. HA!
Dang, more good ones. Love the slide.
i think all of nature is confused around here. it will be nice to see the playgrounds filled with children again!!
It is indeed, Jenn!
Can’t wait, Debbie!
The grandkids love the slide too, HW.
We had a huge snowfall last night, Ginnie, the most snow this year. There is no end to it!
Winter makes for some beautiful photos. Thank you for suffering so we can enjoy your pictures! :)
The frostbite was worth it Jenny.
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