While waiting for warmer weather to come I drove around the area. First I visited Mulholland Lightstation, near the border to USA.
Everywhere winter is still firm in place.
This is the view of Lubec (Maine), USA's eastern most town. Divided from Campobello by a narrow channel of water.
On the eastern side of the island there is Mill Cove where I sometimes go with friends for birdwatching.
The water is part saltwater and part freshwater. Today there was only a small part with open water which a few ducks swimming around.
Welshpool Landing, one of our harbours, is under partial renovation. This is where we will welcome small cruise ships during the summer season. The first vessel is scheduled to dock on May 17.
At home we are still battling with thick layers of ice that rain brought on us sometime in January. It was well preserved under several layers of snow.
Peter has been hacking away with the shovel and a spade to loosen up that ice. Otherwise we fear it takes until June before we get rid of it.
Meanwhile inside the first signs of spring: my broccoli seeds have germinated and the tiny plants show their first leaves. Tomato seeds and Basil are close behind. Soon I will be busy moving them into the greenhouse during sunshine hours.