Spring Sea Ice
Spring sea ice is a pretty interesting thing! As I write, the sea ice is 4.5 miles out from the beach. The sea ice is 3.5 feet thick. I know this as one of our students was out the other night with his dad setting a crab pot. They drove out onto the ice on their snowmachine with a sled. The sled is a large plastic workhorse used for hauling firewood, caribou, crab pots, and gear. Arctic used a chain saw to cut a huge hole to set their crab pot and thus the report on the sea ice.
|Brown king crab on the smaller size but so yummy no matter what!|
After school today I dashed down to the beach for the dogs to do the dog thing. Here are just a few photos of the beach and sea ice. The water on top of the ice is just that overflow being pushed up along the edge and through the cracks. I hope these photos give a feel for the magnitude of the sea ice across North Sound.
|Looking north towards Blueberry Hills|
|Sea ice as far as you can see|
|Snow and Ice on the beach|
|Looking southeast across the mouth of the river.|
|The beach and sea ice about 50 yards from our front door.|