Wednesday, January 2, 2013


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.