This was my Silent Sunday yesterday, It’s a pier a few miles from where I live.
I decided to check it out after chatting with a couple I met down at the lake a few weeks ago, we were competing for the ideal location to photograph the ice when the man asked me if I ever went to take photos at the pier. I hadn’t been there before so on Monday morning with camera in
hand glove I set out for a wander.
I couldn’t get that close to the pier because, as well as the -18C wind-chill, the whole place was a sheet of ice. It was blowing a hooly and keeping upright was a challenge especially for someone as clumsy as me.
I have no idea if this kind of ice build up is normal or if it’s the result of the exceptionally cold winter we have been having this year. To put things into perspective we have had 84 consecutive days of snow cover and the 14 days forecast doesn’t show any signs of a significant warm up. The last record of 79 days was set in 1977. The City of Toronto has declared 31 extreme cold weather alerts so far this winter, which is the most we have had since the current alert system began.
I’ve had enough of the cold now and am getting sick of posting icy photos, the first ones were an incredible 13 weeks ago, Spring cannot come quick enough!