The ice continues to hang on despite a few nice warm days. It won’t be much longer before we have open water if things keep melting at this rate.
Last year there was a little less ice at this same time of year. Looking back at records for 2014 (a cold winter) it was late into April before all the ice disappeared from the beach.
The view from the shore can be deceiving. In the picture above, taken from shore, we can see open water. Sure enough, two large chunks of ice (several kilometers in length) broke off from the ice pack near shore, and are floating north in the bay. According to the satellite photography (below) the ice that broke off is approximately one mile by three miles.