Why I'm Not Boating Today
In what's becoming an annual tradition, here I've posted some pictures of how the area has been affected by the cold weather. I took most of these shots on January
28th, but a few of them I took on the 29th.
I feel that I have to start out with a picture of the bridge. On this day the canal wasn't frozen, but you can see a lot of ice flowing by.
Here you can see ice floating past Schaefer's.
Here's a view down the canal towards Delaware.
This is the entrance to Engineer's Cove. It's completely iced up.
Here's a large chunk of ice floating by.
My beloved Tiki Bar has been shrink wrapped for protection. It'll be a happy day for me when it's unwrapped.
Here's a shot of the city dock.
This is a view toward the canal from the deck of the Chesapeake Inn.
Here's B Dock.
Here's D Dock.
Last year I was ready to take bets that this sailboat would sink over the winter. I would have lost. Anyone want to bet again this year?
Braving the elements for my faithful viewers, I decided to take the long snowy walk to the end of the docks at Harbour North.
Here you can see that the entire marina was frozen.
The ice has already done significant damage, pulling pilings right out of the ground.
Had I been feeling very brave (or stupid), I probably could have walked out to the island.
Here's the old bulkhead, barely visible.
Here you can see a Coast Guard cutter keeping the shipping channel free from ice.
This is a Bohemia River Bridge.
This is a shot looking down the Bohemia River.
This is looking from the bridge toward Bohemia Bay Yacht Harbor.