Thursday, 22 March 2012

Heatwave


After weeks of unpredictable weather which has included rain, snow, gales, freezing rain and ice pellets, we seem to have bypassed spring, at least for a day and gone straight to summer.  After our trip to Cape George yesterday, we returned to find that the inshore temperature had hit 25 C.  As we drove through town, we saw lots of shorts in evidence and even students from the university sunbathing ~ in March!


With all this sunshine and warm temperatures, I am seeing signs of spring in the garden too.  The bulbs that I planted late last autumn are starting to appear and it seems that there may be flowers before the end of the week.  And just to prove that the boots finally did come off....for a day or two at least.  Roll on spring!

Spring

Yesterday, we decided to go out for a drive and headed up to Cape George Lighthouse, which sits on Cape George Point in Antigonish County.  The weather was sunny and we looked out across St George's Bay, where sea ice was still visible as a white line in the distance.


Along with remnants of snow in the more sheltered spots.  The sky was clear and blue; a sight which we have not seen in recent weeks.


This last photograph shows the coastline looking south.  The temperature on the coast was 9 C although the forecast high was a lot higher: the wind keeps the temperature lower by the water.  It was lovely to get out and breathe some fresh air after too long indoors and to take a short break from our packing.  Back to reality today though, as the packing and emptying of our basement continues.