Thursday, January 2, 2014



Today it is -14C with the 40 km/hr wind driving it down to -25C with the wind chill.  The rocks on the beach at St. Philips were covered with frozen sea spray.  The wind blew a layer of ice crystals against the shore.

The harbour was choked with ice.

Not much room to put-in.

I walked out into the wind on the harbour apron to survey the numerous white caps.  It was bitterly cold with wind gusts in the 50 km/hr range.  It was so cold my eyes watered and my ears were stinging.  Any extended time in the cold wind would surely risk frostbite.

Paddling will have to wait for a break in this current cold snap.


  1. Wow! That's cold! Beautiful, though.

  2. Ya Mia it was bitter, biting cold. All the ice in the harbour is fresh water floating on top of the sea water which of course freezes at a lower temperature. The cold snap should pass soon so I can get back on the water.

    Tony :-)