Frozen. The vast white plain stretches as far as the eye can see except this one undulates with the tide. Now the only blue is overhead on a clear day. Boat traffic has long since ceased, until today. The cargo vessel, Trinityborg is trapped in place at the wharf in Summerside and the Canadian Coast Guard icebreaker, the Edward Cornwallis is in port to release her from the icy grip.
My husband and I watched the progress of the vessels as we walked the boardwalk. The icebreaker led the way with the cargo vessel following.
When the Cornwallis cleared the harbour, she stopped and waited for the larger vessel.
When the Trinityborg cleared the harbour, she blew the horn.
Then the Cornwallis proceeded into the Northumberland Strait followed by the larger ship. They became part of that vast white plain.
The Trinityborg has a website where one can follow her progress. She was headed to Belledune in northern New Brunswick, through the icy Strait. I imagine the Cornwallis saw her safely there.
It was an interesting diversion to watch the two vessels as we walked the boardwalk.