Northerly winds, polar bears and icebergs - a blog to cool you off
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
The sun is out (
) but the winds are up do it's still a bit cool. It was -6 when we got up around 7:00 a.m. but the sun really helped to warm things up. I think it got to about 10 during mid-afternoon.
This morning I hooked up my iPod shuffle and walked 4+km and then walked another 4 this afternoon. My new sneakers are wonderful!!!
Because I live on an island our weather is affected by whether or not there is a lot of sea ice. This being the harsh winter that it was there are a lot of icebergs on the northeast coast as the ice is breaking up and coming south. Often times polar bears come ashore with the ice on the northern top of the island but especially in Labrador. I live in the interior of the island so we wouldn't get them in this way as we are about 40 miles from open ocean.
My friend is coming next week to work at a major theatre festival and after that he will be here in town for a week. We have been planning day trips because he wants to see an iceberg. That's kind of funny because last year he was home and we drove a long ways to go sightseeing and we talked so much we missed a fantastic beach that was right along the road! We got back and everyone asked to see his pictures of the beach (he is an artist) and we were like, "what beach?"
The next weekend John and I drove out that way to see the beach as I'm sure at the time I thought our friends were pulling our legs.
Anyway, I hope this has cooled some of you off as I know it's getting warm in some places!,