APRIL 26, 2001

Photos and Text: Tim Gooderham

The Ice is Gone!!!!

(So much for my Fearless Forecast of May 6)

This morning a goodly wind from the south was coming up and the pieces of ice are beginning to parade by. At 10:31 this was the view (right) looking north from the dock at the TLA building (at the end of the Mine Road) and the view west (below left). You could hear a million chandeliers ringing as the tiny pieces of ice ground themselves up. 

The view south (above). By this time it was blowing about 35 kph and I began to wonder if the ice would have enough power to trash the south end of the dock like it did two years ago. 

By 3:45 this afternoon this was the view from the porch again. Note there is little ice in sight except for the small amount hung up inside the dock. There are white caps out in the middle. 

By dusk tonight there was absolutely no ice in sight from the dock. Tomorrow's forecast includes brisk winds from the north, so any ice that is left will blow back and get ground up for sure.

Annabelle, my boat, goes in the water tomorrow! To celebrate this, at dusk there was a white-throated sparrow in a tree out front and it was singing it's little heart out.


Ice Breaking Up - April 24, 2001

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