Sunday, December 22, 2013
Ice is always a topic of Island conversation this time of year - "will there be an ice bridge?" or "how much longer will there be boats (ferries)?"
Well the answer to that last question is, probably not much longer! The ice is making quite early this year, as can be seen by the path left by the the freighters making their way through the Straits.
The ferry is wearing it's own coating of ice:
And also leaving a trail, as it slowly makes it's trip to the Island.
The heavy steel hull can still break through the several inch thick sheets of ice so far, making a a rough, crunching sound, but that probably won't be the case for too much longer.
The rocks on the breakwall carry their own ice coating:
And the harbor is starting to fill too:
How many more days???? Better make one more trip and stock up on necessities - Spring is a long ways away!