Even though we didn’t have a lot of snow this winter, we did see four nor’easter storms. Fortunately, Nova Scotia wasn’t hit as hard as the eastern seaboard of the US. Nevertheless, a nor’easter often brings fierce winds, downing trees and power lines, and the ocean storm surge can be dangerous and devastating to property near the shore. Even a couple of days after a storm the ‘big ocean rollers’ still crash on the rocks, sometimes while the sun shines and the wind seems relatively calm. The power of the waves is mesmerizing.