In Meaford today for one of our regular breakfasts with the boys, and stopped by the shoreline to watch the waves roll in. Water splashing over the rocks had left the scrubby plants along the shore covered in ice. And it was a beautiful sunny day.
I always like this approach to Meaford on a sunny day. You drive down over the hill, and there it is, Georgian Bay, deep blue, extending to the horizon.
I stopped at the municipal park that follows the shore just west of the harbour, and found ice-covered scrubby vegetation along the shore adding to the beauty, behind the stones that help prevent erosion.
The ice formations on some of these plants were really interesting.
The Niagara Escarpment in the distance marks the large army training base to the west of town.
Looking the other direction is the harbour, the two small lights marking the west and east ends of the breakwater here, along with more interesting ice formations, including an icy covering on the boulders themselves.
I was surprised to find three fishermen waiting patiently by the shore in the hopes of a bite, wrapped up warm against the cold.
First time I've seen 'tripod fishing' - mount your fishing rod on a tripod and sit back to wait!
Some more interesting ice formations tomorrow. It was our second sunny day in a month; things are looking up!