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I keep thinking the ice will be gone any day now, but it’s persistent. I think ice must be coming in with the wind. You can see what looks like a line of ice far from shore.
March 22nd was the highlight of the week. I saw the same folks that were para-sailing on skis a month ago (As in the week of February 12th) out shooting up and down the beach in wheeled buggies. (The same buggies that had skis attached previously)
The pictures don’t show it, but it was cold with a strong north wind. They were travelling about as fast as a person could bike, so I barely had time time to snap a few pictures before they were gone. They were travelling the full length of the beach. They obviously had excellent control of the sails. I’m sure this is tougher than it looks.
The driver was all decked out in a snowsuit and ski goggles. I froze my hands just taking the picture.
I caught the picture below as the sleds were receding. There are some fair sized logs scattered on the beach and a few significant chunks of ice that could do damage, so they had to have their wits about them.
On March 24th I snapped a picture of the summer homes below. Everything is shuttered up. The front yards that are unprotected by the plywood shield walls you see elsewhere on the beach are covered with sand. The sand extends all the way across the street on Shore Lane. It’s hard to grow grass unless you can shield it from the wind.
Despite warmer weather I think the ice is going to be around for another week or two yet. Funny how some days you see open water in the bay and other days it is frozen again. Things can change dramatically just overnight.