Spring—officially only a week away, and yet the Big Sound is still frozen solid, playground for snowmobilers and fishers. Sail Parry Sound has a small colony of cosy fishing huts just offshore.
Everything ashore is deeply blanketed in snow, smoothing the rocks and crevices into softened terrain. The fleet is snugly covered in white.
On March 6, the sun had already moved far enough north to begin the melt, despite below-zero temperatures.
In mere weeks, the ice will be gone, the boats will be cleaned and rigged, and the voices of happy youngsters will ring out again.
All the instructors are eagerly waiting to get Sailing School started again. Are your family members registered? Spaces are filling up fast, in the optimistic belief that summer is not far away.