Wednesday, January 18, 2023

January At The Beach.

We had a green Christmas this year,
which was unusual, as the most 
of our province was already 
burdened with snow. 

On the 4th of January we had a
dusting of snow on the ground.
On the 5th, my sister Annie and I
decided to go for a walk to the 
beach, before more snow came
and prevented us to do that.

Only a dusting of snow on the ground.

This is a beach on the Baie des Chaleur,
in Gaspé, Eastern Quebec.
We had a sunny day with clear blue skies


We dressed very warm
The temperature was 
-5degrees Celsius
(23 Fahrenheit)
The hardest was taking
off gloves to take a pic.
My hands got cold very fast.

My sister Annie.

We walked towards the frozen waterfalls.
We didn't get too close
because of falling rocks and ice.

A close-up

On our way back


Very low tides.
We walk here often in Summer
and I have never seen the tide
so low. 

There is a lot of erosion on our
shores from rising seawater.
The absence of ice flow, 
(a usually large flat free mass 
of floating sea ice)
caused by milder temperatures
has caused more erosion.

The ice flows, out in the deep,  
are known to reduce the size of
the waves, and protect the shoreline
 as those waves make their way to 
 the beach.

Also Spring thaw will take more land. 

While walking on the beach, 
we could see and hear rocks
from the cliffs falling. 

Trees falling and washed into the sea.

Large boulders were placed for 
protection from high tides and 
strong ocean waves.

Stairways eaten away.

The highlight of our adventure
was finding this sand dollar.
First time ever I see one
 on the beach here.
The other side was broken.
Probably washed here with
the high tides and strong waves.

I hope you enjoyed our adventure 
on the beach in January.
We are happy to have gone as
this may be the last chance to
get to the beach with deep snow
blocking most paths. 

Last week we had a heavy snowfall
with over a foot of snow falling.
The photo below was taken Jan. 14th.

Thanks for your visit