For two days now the sun has been in the forecast but not in the sky. Instead we got a lot of fog and when temperatures dropped last night we even saw some ice fog, which left a frosty layer on the peaks around Marine Drive. This afternoon, the sun finally broke through and I embraced it while hiking on Cape St. Francis Path.
Both IcebergFinder and the Canadian Ice Service report the locations of icebergs, but I figured it couldn’t hurt to be on the lookout myself. In theory, Cape St. Francis is an ideal spot to see them coming but I was unable to look through the haze that hovered over Conception Bay. Here’s a couple of pictures from today:
It’s very common to see dew drops collected on these little crowns in the early morning, but I had never seen one that was frozen. This morning they were everywhere, I had to knock one over to make sure I wasn’t imagining things, but it fell of the crown in one piece, rolling down the blades of grass like a tiny crystal ball.
This colourful ocean inlet is calling out to me with its tropical colours, it’s inviting me to come in for a swim. I’m quite sure I would freeze to death within a few minutes though, this tiny pool below the Cape St. Francis lighthouse is directly connected to the chilly Atlantic Ocean.
In this shot you can see the haze beyond Cape St. Francis, for all I knew there was a whole armada of icebergs out there, taunting me.
On top of the hills the sun came out in full force and I walked along Biscayan Cove to the Anvil Rock Loop and back again. I passed by a couple of islands, I’ve named them here on this shot, for no particular reason: