Thursday 28 March 2019

Stuff on trees, stuff on the beach ...

In bright sunshine and approaching high tide, I was out and about this afternoon at Rissers and the Islands admiring some of nature's creations …

Sea foam, something I didn’t know courtesy of Wikipedia ~
Sea foam is a type of foam created by the agitation of seawater, particularly when it contains higher concentrations of dissolved organic matter derived from sources such as the offshore breakdown of algal blooms. These compounds can act as surfactants or foaming agents. As the seawater is churned by breaking waves in the surf zone adjacent to the shore, the surfactants under these turbulent conditions trap air, forming persistent bubbles that stick to each other through surface tension.


Saturday 16 March 2019

Foggy morning at the river

An early wander by a tranquil and at times a foggy LaHave River.
I was amazed at how rapidly conditions changed, it would quickly alternate between thick fog to completely clear within a minute or so.
While there an eagle (see the last two photos) came gliding overhead and landed on the icy river.

Sunday 10 March 2019

Just get out and embrace it ….

Even after 31 years in Canada which included 28 in Ontario, this Scotsman is still having his annual issues with snow and crazy low temperatures during the month of March. Currently where I came from in the West of Scotland, the daffodils and spring flowers are out providing colour everywhere, the grass is as green as it always is and the temperatures I am sure are definitely above freezing. I am not at all sure how long it will take for me to feel that snow and ice in March is perfectly normal, perhaps never.

On the upside, I have been assured by a few of the locals that this year has been much colder than normal, which is certainly the case when compared to my first two winters in the South Shore.
For me, it is best to just get out and embrace the beauty that has come with this month’s unique winter conditions in this wonderful location.

Below are a few pictures from this weekend’s visits to Hirtle Beach, Rissers Beach and the LaHave Islands.

On the way back today from the Islands, we stopped at the LaHave Bakery (see ~ for a very satisfying coffee and amazing homemade cookies. It was nice to sit there and overhear three lobster fishermen talk about their fishing techniques and experiences, another little piece of the perfect culture that is the South Shore.

Monday 4 March 2019

Now that we are entering ……

…….. what seems like the fourth year of this winter, some serious snow has come by which will test us and the snow clearing equipment.

During mid-January, I did the blog “Ready for Action ……” ~
At that time, I sincerely thought that we would probably escape any significant winter weather. I now bow to those folks who reminded me that winter is never over in mid-January …..