After the winter wonderland we had lots of warm rain which melted the snow and filled the ditches.
We saw this mink swimming along the shore near St Amants:
Yes, for a minute I thought it was Rudolph, the Red Nosed Mink!
Then we checked out the local ditches for sights: (Click on the images to see the intricacies full screen.)
This is some stranded ice on the Inlet, near where the mink was a few days earlier.
Ice sculptures in another roadside ditch:
Even though the weather was drab and the landscape had the November blahs, there always seems to be something to see out there!