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Monday, 16 April 2018

To the sea

A few sunny days with temperatures above zero, without any wind, became our first picnic excursions for this year. Heavy coats, sans hat and gloves, were sufficient to be comfortable. We headed to the water, eager to see the beach after the winter.


Richmond Bay, just north of home is mostly frozen but the ice is thin now. 





In a cottage area, a picnic table awaits the return of the cottagers.





At Cabot Beach, vestiges of winter cling to the coastline. 





Some waves aren’t fluid yet.





In nearby Malpeque, the frozen inlet is busy as fishers work on their fishing gear for the upcoming lobster season. 




Boats wait for the ice to melt. Before long, they will be back in their natural environment.





In a yard nearby, buoys by the hundreds wait for the time they’ll be afloat again for another season.




It is busy in the harbours again. Lobster season is only a few weeks away. The sea is calling!

30 comments:

  1. Early picnics make for a change of routine and also give you hope.

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  2. Wow, that's a pretty fancy-shmancy picnic table!

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    1. The setting there is gorgeous, Debra.

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  3. That frozen "wave" is a great capture, Marie. I hope the lobsters are running for their lives! :-)

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    1. They’d better be, Jan, because there are thousands of lobster traps being prepared right now.

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  4. No picnics here right now, have to shovel the drive first! Loads of ice everywhere this morning, power cut in the night, isn't Springtime lovely!!!!!

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    1. We are supposed to have freezing rain today, Shammi. None yet!

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    1. It was a lovely day, Joanne. Heavy coats but no hats or mitts.

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  6. Jiminey that is a lot of buoys. Glad you were able to picnic once again.

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    1. It feels like we are free again, Barbara.

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  7. Signs of life and spring. Don't think I've ever seen even a photo of a frozen wave before.

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    1. I exaggerated, Barbara. It was snow which was shaped like a wave.

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  8. That frozen 'wave' is my favourite of these, Marie.

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  9. I would love to sit at the table, but not when it's freezing my eyeballs off.

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    1. It didn’t feel cold to us that day, HW.

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  10. Glad that you were able to get out. You must get cabin fever waiting for spring - who is finally hinting that she is ready to return.
    Love all of the photos, blown away by the number of buoys, and awed by the chilly beauty.

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    1. There are thousands of buoys in that yard, EC. The picture shows about one quarter of them.

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  11. Excellent photos of the goings on there! I love the piles of buoys and lobster traps.

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    1. Preparation for the season is well under way, Jenn.

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  12. I cannot believe that it is still sooooooo cold, hope spring arrives soon for you. Have a good week Diane

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    1. It is above zero without wind sometimes now, Diane. That is warm to us.

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  13. Beautiful photos like always! The first photo is gorgeous with an infinite horizon line!! The lobster cages are fantastic looking. We are inland here so this is all very interesting to me. Thank you for the marvelous images!

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    1. I lived inland on the island of Newfoundland for many years, Angela. I much prefer living closer to the water.

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  14. awesome winter, seaside pictures...love the wave!!!

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    1. The wave was different, Debbie. My husband found it too.

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  15. Lobster season...I focused on this. I love lobsters!
    :)

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    1. Prep for the season is in full swing now, Catarina.

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