First Ice of the Season!

Winter is certainly upon us! We have been enjoying this warm winter with days in the 60s and nights in the 40s, but now the temperatures have finally dropped and the water is cooling off as well. This morning we had our first hint of ice! 

While it is only skim ice, it is the first sign of the chilling water temperature we are floating in.

This is by no means an impressive amount of ice, last winter is still fresh in our minds when the ice formed and stayed for weeks! Last year, the ice was so thick that some rather crazy people decided to try walking on it. Tempting death, they managed to walk from one marina to another on the thick and sturdy ice that had formed. I was content with just looking at the foot prints in the snow covered ice from the safety of the pier!