There's less snow down along the shore here than up on the hill where 'flurries happen where winds blow onshore.' Up on the hill, we catch all the flurries; down ON the shore, they aren't nearly so prevalent.
There's only one lobster boat still fishing out of the Bay, with the vessel on the left. Both boats are slumbering, waiting for spring to come, even though Todd Suzanne is 'retired'.
Do you see the waterline on the rocks across the cove? That's the highwater line, where the water will be at high tide. When this picture was taken, it was about half-tide. The waterline is about ten feet from where the water now is. See what we mean about tides? I keep trying to get down there at low water, but haven't managed lately.
When my better half was the harbourmaster, this wharf was kept in excellent shape. He gave that position up a few years back, several years after he actually stopped fishing, and the neglect of the current harbour authority is obvious. There is sadly a bit of a 'dog in the manger' attitude; the one boat still fishing here doesn't want to fix up the wharf because someone else might come and use it. I used to drive my car out to the end of the wharf, right where this hole is. Not now.
The rocks along the Bay shore include a lot of what is called columnar basalt. There are seams through some of these rocks, where you can find agate, amethyst, and other semi precious stones. Do you see the rock out in the water, far right, halfway up the photo? That's called the Shoe Bridge, and is submerged at high water and for a while before and after, exposed at low water, and a definite navigation hazard to those not in the know. Especially when the weather is throwing waves in the air ten or twenty or more feet high. Today--this being several days ago--the water is what my better half calls 'flat ass calm'.
Back at the house, the only waves are made of snow, out under my spruces and across parts of the garden. And we've had more snow since this photo was taken. Surprise, surprise, surprise.
But it's okay. The days are getting longer. There's heat in the sun. We can deal with it. (repeat as necessary.)