No Ice

Dolphin and Union Strait
I have been very surprised by the lack of ice this year (not that I’m complaining–the idea of getting stuck in the ice has absolutely no appeal). We have seen hardly any ice since Lancaster Sound. The long range forecasts for this year indicated a slightly later breakup than last year, not nearly so much ice free water. I suppose it is only a difference of a few degrees in average temperature for a few weeks that results in suddenly there being so little ice, and that small a temperature difference being difficult to forecast. The lack of ice makes for pleasant sailing (at times).

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