Wednesday, January 2, 2013
WE HAVE ICE!
This is the tricky time. How much will hold the weight of a kayak? I'm guessing a half inch will do the job (we push the kayak with screw drivers). The tricky part--how thick is the ice away from the island? We can measure it here--but by the time we get to the middle of the channel it is too late.
The birds are in the same quandry. There is a solid line of geese between Big Island and Honeymoon Island. I can't see from here whether they managed to keep open water there. We also have two eagles having a feast on the ice closer to the north shore. There is a big mass a few feet to the East of them. It is either the body of the deer that drowned (see earlier post) or it may be a hapless group of mudhens frozen in--can't tell with my binoculars.
We'll stay here today and take the ice on tomorrow.
at 10:54 AM