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!