It was visible from the boardwalk by the harbour, a mass of ice in the Northumberland Strait between the Summerside Harbour and the Confederation Bridge.
We observed it for days as we walked the boardwalk in Summerside. My husband and I decided to try and locate the area to have a better look.
We decided our best vantage point was from Seacow Head. From there we’d see how far to go east or west along the coast for a better view. Seacow Head was accessible on foot which gave us a nice walk on the sunny but cold day.
We were both surprised to see the ice island just off shore, though greatly diminished,
probably caught on a sand bar. Just three weeks ago the scene would have looked different.
Now, pieces of the ice which had broken from the island, floated with the tide.
The next day, the island looked to be floating closer to Summerside.
The temperature increased too so in a few days the ice will be melted. Just a curiosity of spring, it will be gone for another year.