It was -7C without any wind. I was eager to spend time outside after a week without a walk in nature. My husband decided to come along though he would prefer to forego the nature walks in the cold.
And it was cold, the damp cold that cuts to the bones. We drove around to some of our favourite haunts but unplowed side roads
prevented access so we headed to Chelton. We knew one of the roads there would be plowed.
Chelton Beach lies along the Northumberland Strait on the south coast of Prince Edward Island, in the shadow of the Confederation Bridge. We have visited there before in the off-season, when the cottagers are long gone back to their winter lives. The location is the draw for us, a place you’d find by accident if you make the wrong turn.
Overcast heavy blue-gray skies made the bridge look like it was suspended in a gray medium.
Without the sunshine, the muted light this time of year gives a twilight appearance to the late morning.
We walked the beach until we were too cold to stay any longer. As we were leaving, the sun gave a valiant effort to peek through the clouds. It illuminated the sky enough to brighten the scene and I took my favourite photo of the day.
The heater in the car didn’t warm us enough and we both felt chilled all evening. It’s going to be a long winter!