Dinner was to be at Alex’s house and luckily the snow ended around 11, after giving us an additional 20 cm on top of the pre-existing 80 or so. This gave enough time to shovel out, drive to Southern Harbour and be there just in time to eat.
Let’s not talk about the road, ok?
After dinner (turkey plus veggies that Alex grows up on the hill) I thought it would be a nice idea to take a few pictures of Bests’ Cove.
At 4 PM, this was the view from the doorstep. It was -9 at the time but hardly any wind at all. Quiet.
Remember Alex’s store? Back in September I devoted a post to it. He’s not there today, as you might expect. If he was you’d have seen smoke coming from the wood stove.
I doubt any of the boats are at sea today. Some are tied up here, others are at either of the two other “Government Wharves,” still others may be up out of the water altogether.
You can see Alex’s “stage” in the back, at the left. Another post from September took a look it it.
Not quite as much snow out here, as in St. John’s, but it still covers everything.
The sun has already set even though it’s a few minutes after 4 and the temperature is already dipping. It will probably hit -14 tonight.
That’s Alex’s house in the far back.
There’s the store again. All of that wood will be burned over the winter as Alex works away, making lobster pots, knitting “heads” and making crafts.
Not today, though, we’re all up to the business of Christmas.
…in the cove.