Ice Watch April 23 2014

Georgian Bay Ice Watch, April 23 2014, NOAA MODIS 250mGeorgian Bay ice is thinning rapidly, decreasing in density daily. Ice on the north and eastern shorelines has retreated dramatically, and reports out of Twelve Mile, Go Home, and Kempenfelt Bays all point to imminent ice out, but we’re not quite there yet.

The Heart of Stone project is hoping to be back in the water on May 2.  Fingers crossed.

Source: NOAA MODIS True Colour 250m

3 Responses to “Ice Watch April 23 2014”

  1. JP Jaguar says:

    Well, finally we see the pack drifting from shore, exposing the “fast” ice gripping the shoreline and islands. In my library of ice analysis images, the Bay now looks like a typical March 5th.

    That being said, IF we get back to normal temps, the melt will be rapid. Put me down for May 9th (Bayfield Harbor opening).

  2. admin says:

    Well, missed the May 2 date but beat May 9, I paddled out of Snug Harbour on May 6. Parry Sound and Snug Harbour are totally clear, with just some disintegrating ice fields offshore.

    • JP Jaguar says:

      Nice ice paddle pics. A fine time to Kayak with Nanook.

      Can’t wait to see a time lapse of winter from the Snakes (BTW that’s me urinating in your field of view).

      BTW I thought they were tearing down Red Rock light soon. Hopefully that plan has been altered.

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