When I saw the sunny forecast for today I was immediately suspicious of an April fools joke, but I was pleasantly surprised when it turned out to be true. Making full use of the opportunity, I hiked Biscan Cove Path from Pouch Cove to Cape St. Francis, hoping to spot one of the early icebergs mentioned on the current ice charts.
Turns out I found ice all along the hike, but only on the trail and ponds, not out on the ocean.
In early spring most of the trail remains covered in ice and snow long after it has melted elsewhere, due to all the shade in the forest:
Of course the snow also stays on the ground at higher altitudes, where it is much colder:
Here’s White Point, a great spot to have lunch and watch for eagles:
When I arrived at Biscan Cove, a cougar helicopter was making the rounds doing exercises, I assume. Here you can see it as it passed close by, with the Biscan Islands in the background:
Looking down into Biscan Cove:
After reaching the Cape, I returned to Pouch Cove over the main road:
This road has seen big improvements since last year, but some sections are still difficult for two-wheel drive vehicles.