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Wednesday, 13 February 2019

Winter in a fishing village

It’s a winter morning in the little fishing village, Victoria-by-the-Sea and not a soul is in sight. The only movement is a garbage truck as it makes its rounds. Without that truck, one might think the little community was frozen in time.


Although the sea is frozen, the community still shows its connection to the water. The signs of life with the sea are everywhere.


The slipway is frozen to the road.





Channel markers are ashore ahead of the freeze-up.





A pleasure craft is high and dry near the wharf.





The hoists are frozen in position, until the fishers need them to lift the catch from their boats.





Restaurants are closed waiting for the fresh seafood.





Palmer’s Range Light has a history museum though the door won’t be open until the tourists return.





Two old boats are at rest near the range light.








The little village is quiet and deserted in the muted light of a cloudy February day. My husband and I are privy to a three dimensional work of art.


22 comments:

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Looks chilly.

Tabor said...

Great photos that really show the mood.

Anvilcloud said...

Winter is rest time to a certain extent at least.

DJan said...

It does look frozen in time. I wonder if anybody actually lives there during the winter months. Thanks for taking the pictures and sharing this place with me. :-)

Linda d said...

But what does everyone do until the thaw? How do they survive without work?

Debbie said...

brrrrrr........winter looks beautiful in this little fishing village. i'll bet summer looks a lot different!!!

Angela said...

Oh how beautiful! Indeed, it looks cold! You mentioned the light house museum is closed till tourists return.I Wonder where tourists stay. It looks like a very small village. It's a very beautiful and peaceful place! I would love to visit! Thank you for sharing Marie!

William Kendall said...

It does look cold! The lighthouse particularly catches my attention.

bill burke said...

That does look frozen in time. You have the village to yourself and that is rather nice. Enjoy the quietness of the winter before the chaos of the tourists take over. Beautiful photos, Marie.

Elephant's Child said...

How right you are about the three dimensional work of art. And thank you for sharing its frigid magnificence.

Mage said...

Yes, it sure is, and you have gifted us with it too. Thank you. :)

Lowcarb team member said...

Sometimes winter can look lovely …
Beautiful photographs in and around this little fishing village.

All the best Jan

photowannabe said...

Truly frozen in time...
Gorgeous stillness
Love the 3 dementional work of art in that last shot.

Rhodesia said...

Lovely photos but it looks so cold we had a sunny day today, the first real sun for some time. Take care Diane

Joanne Noragon said...

How familiar it all looks. Like a little village I know awaiting the tourist return.

Barbara said...

It is like the fairy tale where everyone falls asleep and no one is moving.

jenny_o said...

Beautiful shots that show the bleakness of winter next to the sea!

Ginnie said...

You have described this annual, seasonal journey so well, Marie, aided by your images. There is a beauty in this journey, even though many surely pay the price. Or is that already built into their psyche?!

Retired Knitter said...

Beautiful and cold! Frozen in time for sure.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, love the winter scenes from the village. The boats and lighthouse are wonderful. Happy Valentine's Day. Wishing you a great day!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Oh my gosh! There is so much atmosphere in these images Marie.. one can almost feel the chill and hear the silence, nice work indeed ✨

Jenn said...

Beautiful images! It really is like a work of art you can walk through.