Winter Spring

It has been an exceptionally mild winter and now it appears an early Spring had sprung, while technically it is still Winter.

The following images were taken yesterday afternoon and this morning:
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Here is comparison of this time, from the last winter we spent onboard, in 2014:


At the marina

Stopped at the marina to check on the boats and found a lot of wildlife activity from last night; a family of river otters live just a little way to the north on the east side of the bay. They were obviously fishing in the open water around the boat and playing on the ice.
They are about as big as a medium size dog. We used to enjoy watching them last winter when we lived on the boat. All we can hope for now, is that they’ll get in the way of our webcam and we’ll see them at our apartment on the computer…..
They left their tracks all over on the fresh snow on the ice:
Winter is here now. The forecast calls for colder temps and maybe snow coming.
The bay sure froze up nice and flat, smooth, but not good enough yet to go on it:
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Last day of autumn 2014

I set up a webcam yesterday on the aftdeck of the EncorE, and now we don’t have to be at the marina to see the bay ice over – here is a Saturday afternoon archived image: