Back at Bests’ Cove it’s still quiet and still. Here and there you can see and hear boat owners out cleaning the snow from the decks. The water is slightly brackish here as a small stream flows into it, and freezes before the harbour does. It’s starting to catch over now.
Not good enough to stand on just yet.
No fish today.
Bit by bit the ice is forming. No wonder–it’s -10 and the temperatures have been very cold all month.
Can you see the high water mark?
A few days ago, when we had the full moon the water came almost to the top of the wharf at high tide. Not today.
Up at the point there’s no ice. It rarely freezes up this far. Up here the water is no longer brackish and, besides, you can almost always feel the wind.
And, yes, the word is “Brrrrrr.”
Time to head back to Alex’s place. This evening all of the family will be home. We’ll exchange gifts, eat some, drink more and have some laughs.
And why not!