It was unexpectedly sunny today, so we went for a drive. We headed down to Aspen, then took the back highway to New Glasgow, through Garden of Eden. Then we went up to Merigomish, Arisaig, and Cape George before heading back to Antigonish and then home.

We saw many deer, as usual this time of year. I bet they can’t wait until the snow melts so they don’t have to hang around the roads anymore. Here are some deer on the St. Mary’s River in Aspen:Two deer standing on the snow and ice along the St. Mary's River. Two deer standing on the snow and ice along the St. Mary's River. Three deer standing on the snow and ice along the St. Mary's River, one nibbling on a tree. Two Canadian geese walking along the edge of the ice on the river.

Up in Arisaig, the Northumberland Strait is full of ice as far as the eye can see!Jeff pointing out at the ice clogging up the Northumberland Strait. Looking out over the Northumberland Strait that is full of ice. Looking out over the Northumberland Strait that is full of ice. Looking out over the Northumberland Strait that is full of ice. Jeff in front of the little Arisaig lighthouse. Selfie shot of Jeff and I in front of the lighthouse. Adding photo descriptions for you Aunt Dona!

 

There were three people playing hockey on the frozen wharf.

From the lighthouse, looking over the wharf where two people are seen skating on the ice.

Over by Cape George, there were a few breaks in the ice.Looking through the trees over the water, only most of it is ice. Looking down the road and along the coast. Photo showing the view off Cape George, with the Cape George Point sign in front.

There was a lot more open water in St. George’s Bay.

Saw my first robins of the season today too!

Update: 7pm and snowing heavily!