The last week has been breakup. The time when the ice, weakened and rotted from warm weather, breaks up and starts to float out to see on the current. Sometimes this can cause some dramitic ice piling.
Here you can see where a sheet of ice has pushed up our boat onto the shore.
We stood around and waited to see if that particular sheet of ice would keep moving in out direction and smoosh our boat but it didn't.
The movement of the ice was attracting lots of attention.
Huge blocks of ice were being pushed up on shore.
Another sheet of ice was more rotten and crumbly and made a big mountain of smaller chunks.
Kids were having fun climbing on the ice.
Instead of a jungle gym it's an arctic gym.
Some of these sheets of ice are still over 2 feet thick.
The ice can cause a lot of damage if it starts to come ashore near houses or vehivles so the city of Kotzeb ue had a loader nearby to try and push the ice out of the way if necessary.
Here are some people watching the ice on Crowley Marine dock.
I didn't get a chance to upload any video of the ice. I will try and do that sometime tomorrow.