See what I did there? (ice ice baby). So we'd been in a horrible deep freeze for the past couple of weeks. Last Thursday we had a pretty big wind/sleet/snowstorm with plummeting temps. We've been bundled up and cranking the space heaters. In fact, a day or so before the storm we decided we'd better try and hunt more of them down which of course was a bit problematic as everyone else had the same idea. But we managed to find a couple nearby so we avoided the trip to Walmart.
Thing is, everything started freezing, even the salt water. Sunday the 7th was our 7th anniversary of getting together and we decided we had to get out and take a drive. As a side note, when I'm taking pictures and driving around, I generally go alone cause I know that I am a pain in the ass with, 'Oh! We need to turn around and go back! I have to shoot that [church, cemetery, old building, etc]. But Russell is the world's most patient person, doubling back if I ask him to, which I greatly appreciate. He waits in the warm car while I do my thing.
We started out here in town checking out Electric Beach and Buttermilk Bay.
Then we crossed the bridge and checked out Monument Beach. Also frozen!
Another icy inlet, in Cataumet.
Then we drove out to Scraggy Neck, one of my fave places to beach comb in the off season. This is what it normally looks like.
And the other day.
Normal Scraggy Neck...looking towards Cleveland Ledge Light in Buzzards Bay.
Buzzards Bay frozen. I'm not sure how far out the ice went but from this perspective, it looks like it goes all the way to the lighthouse! I'm sure it didn't though.
Cleveland Ledge Light
Except for the sound of the skin-freezing wind, it was utterly silent. No sound of water at all.
The cold really wasn't too horrible as long as the wind wasn't blowing.
Saw this adorable depot in Cataumet on the way home.
Directly across from the adorable post office.
Our last stop was the park in BBay to watch ice floating through the Canal.
I thought this was pretty impressive. In a few days, I would be proven wrong.