Into 2018

When a new year comes around there isn’t all that much to tell you about, winter is pretty quiet in Souris. Often I’m inside working at my desk, and only when the sunlight floods into the house do I feel the urge to go outside, until I take a look at the outside temperature.

Wind chill temperatures have been hovering around -25℃ all week, often even colder when you go out in the early morning. Yesterday felt especially chilly as I was enjoying the sunrise at Red Point, where instead of a sandy beach there was solid layered ice, and instead of water there was a frozen slush gently lapping the shoreline:

An icy beach like this can be quite slippery, so take care if you’re out there exploring too. I usually cross the ice in a straight line and then wade through the slushy surf, which is cold and offers more resistance, but is not slippery at all:

One of the things I enjoy most about winter on Prince Edward Island is the ice on the cliffs, which is often an artwork in its own right:

Later today there’s a big blizzard coming our way. We’re expecting up to 30cm of fresh snow, accompanied by wind gusts over a 100 kph and rain showers to top it all off…

It’s important to dig out of a storm like this as soon as it lets up, otherwise all that saturated snow is going to freeze again and it’ll be that much harder to get rid of.

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Beaches, Weather

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