Out on the Ice…

Today was a bit windy, cold…and I was comfy inside with my knitting project. When Markus called to tell me of the plans…I almost didn’t want to head out…once he got here, I decided I should go!  So I changed and then I grabbed my gear at the last minute and jumped in the back of Markus’ truck.  We went down to the end of the road with Mike, Markus and Téa.  Téa is visiting Pang from Finland.  She’s a nature photographer, check out her website here.

A few weeks ago Mike and I had gone here to shoot… Today we ventured further out, the tide was out… so the huge pieces of ice were resting on the bottom.  We ended up pretty close to the open water.

…it was fun to be on the ice, though I must admit it did make me a bit nervous..but we were safe the pieces of ice were very thick!

Waiting for the water to come fill up the holes..

This was a fun ice formation to shoot!
…Mike tested out the piece of ice to see how steady it was.

…I climbed up on it and sat on it!  (I surprised myself… by being able to get to the top, and I slid down…when I did that I realized that my tailbone hadn’t hurt in a few days–but was reminded about it in that moment!)

Here’s a shot of Markus… (he just ‘walked’ up the side of it…)

Even though these photos face different directions..you can see how fast the tide was coming in.  At this point we started to head back towards shore…because you dont’ want to be ‘stranded’ on ice…and no way to get back except to walk through water pools over my boots! (though there were some ‘water’ crossings on our way back to shore!)

One of the changes at the end of the road is a few families have put up their tents!  My friend Rosemary put up here tent there…I was happy to run into her daughter–and snapped a few photos!

Stopping to talk to friends was a great end to a great day.  Once again, I realized that once I got out… it was so much fun! I suppose all I needed was that motivation to head out.

Here’s one last photo I took yesterday…at a campfire in the camp ground.  I enjoyed my May 2-4… even though I am still wearing a hat, mittens and wind pants!

I hope everyone else enjoyed their May 2-4 weekend… I’m glad I celebrated mine without any black-flies or mosquitoes!

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5 thoughts on “Out on the Ice…

  1. Hemborgwife

    Amazing pictures like always!! I am the same way if I am at home it takes a lot to get me out but once I am out I am like why do I not always do this stuff!!

  2. Jeka

    Love the pics! I am too nervous to go out on the ice here in Kimmirut … I never know when it is OK to go out without having to worry about drowding lol

    1. Sarah

      Thanks Jeka! PLEASE be careful–it’s NOT a safe time to go out on the ice, without knowing what you are doing!!! If you do go exploring take someone that knows what they are doing!! 🙂

  3. Keenan

    Still LOVIN’ these pics! I go back every 2 days and re-check them out. I know…gotta move on — but these are favs. Super job !

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