Ice report 5 May 2018

This morning I took the car to the lotsstation – the pilot station – on the peninsula Näsgrundet and took a closer look at the Baltic Sea. It was mostly free of ice, but the sheltered parts between mainland and the nearer islands were still covered with grey old ice. The rocky shore was partly covered with ice, too and some white ice floes floated on the ice cold water.

During the day it cleared up and the temperatures rose to 17 °C. Seven hours I returned to the same place. The floating ice I had photoed in the morning was gone by now. Had it melted or drifted away? I had to go to another more sheltered spot to be able to make probably my last ice photos in Skelleftehamn this season:

Why “the last snow” and “the last ice”? The reason is simple: Tomorrow Annika and I will fly to Gotland for a week. According to the weather forecast the next week should be warm and sunny, both in Skelleftehamn and on Gotland. I guess when I’m back, all snow and ice – beside of some huge manmade snow piles – has be melted away.

Then I’ll take a bath in the ice cold water and call it “spring bath”!


4 comments to “Ice report 5 May 2018”

  1. Johanna 2018-05-05 22:16

    Gute Reise, eine schöne Zeit für Euch ;-)
    LG Johanna

  2. way-up-north 2018-05-05 22:16

    Vielen Dank, Johanna.

  3. Annika Kramer 2018-05-06 03:56

    Den ersten Tag werde ich nach ätzenden Nachtdienst wohl verschlafen …

  4. Johanna 2018-05-06 04:29

    Dann hast Du das verdient. …..
    Auf Gotland schläft es sich bestimmt gut ;-)

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