A few years ago this walk wouldn't have taken so long but now, after the miscalulations that resulted in the installation of the enormous culvert at the Boondoggle Bridge and the consequential flooding of the Vinal Cove inlet, the shore is twice as long. Where there were once woods, there are now these skeletal remains.
Spring is surely on its way. These brooks that were so recently cold and quiet now appear eager to get on with business and there certainly is a lot of business for them to be about. It won't be long now, though. The ice has been treacherous in one sense, trying to stay upright. On the other hand, there's been much less slogging through the mud. That will be my reality again before long.
The ice formations are smaller but certainly no less beautiful.