|Ahhhh Loot, this was nothing! I checked, the record cold temp in CANADA is -91C < yes that was -51C actual temp, WITH the measured/calculated windchill >
But just to make up for that chilling experience, I have gone back -less than a month - to just before Christmas... and rescued a photo from TrekEarth where it was wasted like a pearl before swine. I just posted it here. So long, ;j.
PS Yes I know exactly what that "thingey" is - the black "little" item - , which your sharp obseration picked out... It is a channel marker. At night a coloured light flashes on it. I always forget whether this is the green or red marker. But I will try to check. I may have some photos on TE that show these marker more clearly, as in those photos there was no vapour blizzard!. See
PSS The skua is a black back gull. They nest on Inner Sambro Island, in winter they "hang around". THEY are the ones to be certified! ;)
Winter Waterspout; Snowspout (17)