We were missing the Jersey Cove spit because the Englishtown ferry has been out of commission for so long and we have to drive around the harbour to get to the highway these days, so we drove down to the spit, parked and took a nice long walk. The ferry cable broke in ice the evening after we arrived home from Florida two weeks ago, some time after we crossed, thank goodness, and the ferry came to rest away from the usual docking site. We were to get a replacement ferry, but the sea ice is now thick in the bay and the harbour, so no boats are travelling this way until the ice goes. A section of water was actually open at the narrows where the ferry usually crosses, but only there. Still, it was lovely to see!
It was a gorgeous day for a walk, bright and warm, blue-blue sky, blue-blue water and huge chunks of sea ice along the shore. Honey ate smelly shells left by the birds and had her first ocean swim in 2014. We even found a coyote carcass.