The harbour was frozen as usual this winter and then, after the ice along the shoreline started to melt, a strong Nor’easter drove the ice field offshore. Not for long however. It was lurking offshore in the Northumberland Strait. We could see it in the distance and on satellite images.
This Nasa image from March 26th, shows Prince Edward Island in the bottom left of the photo. There is open water on the south shore in the Strait but the ice field is along the coast of Nova Scotia and New Brunswick.
This past week, a south westerly wind moved the ice field onshore again.
As the week progressed, more of the ice entered the harbour.
On days without any wind, there is a chill in the air as you walk along the shoreline. The ice isn’t finished with us yet.