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Monday, 26 November 2018

Caught over

It’s been really cold for November, with temperatures below zero and high winds making it feel in the -20s Celsius. I’ve watched the harbour for days now, expecting it to freeze, though it would be earlier than usual. Saturday morning, as I drove past the harbour, it was filled with slushy ice.





Friday night, it wasn’t. The night had been bitterly cold and as people began their walk along the boardwalk Saturday morning, they spoke of the early return of the ice. Too soon was the common sentiment.





The wind was high as I took some photos, making it difficult to keep the camera steady with uncovered hands. Aim and click, quickly!





“The harbour’s slushy. Won’t be long now and she’ll be caught over,” I said to my husband when I returned home. He understood the Newfoundland phrase perfectly. He too has been watching the harbour for the formation of ice.


Burrrr...


Note: In true Newfoundland vernacular, caught is pronounced cot.

18 comments:

Rhodesia said...

It seems to me that summer was very short even though very hot. I will never get use to the cold!! Lovely photos. Keep warm. Cheers Diane

eileeninmd said...

Hello, it looks cold but beautiful. I like the lighthouse. Have a happy day and a great new week ahead!

Linda d said...

Brrrrrrr, is right! Stay warm this winter. It looks like it might be a long one.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

I pronounce "caught" as "cot" too -- it never occurred to me there's any other way?

William Kendall said...

Cold indeed! It's been much the same here.

Joanne Noragon said...

I like the sentiment of the expression. Expecting it, but mentally unprepared for "cot" to actually happen.

Lowcarb team member said...

Brrrrr …
I loved all of your photographs though :)

All the best Jan

Elephant's Child said...

It is a totally alien scene to me - but very, very beautiful. Thank you.
Stay warm, stay safe.

bill burke said...

Make sure to bundle up :) Your photos definitely illustrate the coldness of the harbour. Stay warm and have a cuppa of nice hot tea. :)

DJan said...

It looks cold and wintry. I love that picture of the slushy ice (next to last). :-)

Anvilcloud said...

It's been raining here for a day or two, but it didn't take away all of the snow, and there's more coming tonight.

Goldendaze-Ginnie said...

BRRRRRR … it chills me just to look at your pictures but it is so beautiful too. Thanks for sharing.

Debbie said...

oh that is so cold, you are brave to be out and about!!! get yourself a pair of fingerless mitts, they are wonderful!!
it does look beautiful, with the frozen patches!!!

Mage said...

It's warm here. I remember it this warm in the past. They promise rain tho. I don't really believe it.

Catarina said...

It is too soon... and it is not even winter yet!!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Beautifully crisp shots Marie, as crisp as the weather was cold 😊

Tomoko said...

Ohh looks so cold but sooo beautiful!
Thank your for sharing the pretty lighthouse. You know I like it very much don't you?
Have a good weekend.

Danielle L Zecher said...

That is so cold for November!!! I'm impressed that you venture out to take pictures.