Sea ice puzzle

Here’s another aerial artwork from Prince Edward Island’s frozen shores:
It looks like someone took a hammer to this patch of ice, but of course the sea needs no help creating something like this. In case you were wondering about scale, this photo covers an area of about 32 by 24 meters.

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Mountain ranges of Prince Edward Island

Now that I’ve published the latest and greatest edition of my East Coast Trail Guide (link), I have some more time on my hands to take in the local winter scenery. Here’s another nice sunset, this one’s over the Northumberland Strait:

The sea around the island has frozen over in most places, but there are still some gaps. When sea ice is shoved back and forth by the currents beneath, icy ridges are formed, like you see in this picture. To an imaginative mind, these ridges may resemble vast windswept mountain ranges, while in truth they are usually no taller than 2 metres.

Sunset hockey in Souris

Hockey is not often scenic, but when you add a sunset, that changes:

This is in Souris, practically in our backyard. 🙂

Sea ice sunrise

Sea ice season has begun on Prince Edward Island:

I shot this photo yesterday at sunrise, these ice pans are small and slushy for now, but soon they’ll become large and firm, eventually growing strong enough to support heavy packs of snow, turning the entire horizon bright white. 🙂

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas and an Adventurous 2019 everyone!

Here’s our annual Christmas card, this year it’s a wintry scene from the dunes and beaches of Prince Edward Island. 🙂

Snowy Souris from above

Winter came early this year, just have a look at this photo from a few weeks ago:

Snowy Souris, Prince Edward Island

It’s been like this for a while now, with plenty of snow, plenty of cold, and even a powerful winter storm that knocked out the power for a full day in Souris, and much longer for some other towns.

Just in case you were wondering, yes I have been quiet for a while, but not without reason: my computer broke down shortly after I got back from Cape Breton. After that, I spent the better part of a month in Newfoundland, and today, at long last, I was able to fix my system. 🙂

Prince Edward Island & Cape Breton 2018

Yesterday we dropped off Marije’s parents at the airport, and after nearly 3 weeks of picture perfect scenery and unbelievably good weather, we all agreed it was a great vacation!

Here are some photos from our tour across Prince Edward Island and Cape Breton:

This weekend it’s still 30+ degrees on the humidex, so Marije and I are enjoying some time at the beach before she has to get back to work on Monday. 🙂