Sunday, January 18, 2009

Chesapeake Bay is Frozen

There ice has locked in the eastern side of the Chesapeake Bay.

The poll question to the right implies most of us are an extreme lot, willing to endure extreme conditions. But there isn't much we can do when the water frozen.

The ice extends out from the shore a couple hundred yards

This is Terrapin Park, a great spot on anything with west in it.

The mini-yachts are becoming locked in ice.

The Baltimore area Polar Bear Plunge also known as the "Plungapalooza" is next weekend. If its windy, it will also be a "jumpa-palooza"!

The shot above is of the western shore of the Chesapeake Bay. I'd like to know why the ice only forms on the eastern side. At least we can still launch from Sandy Point if it blows from the north/northeast

Where is a marine biologist when you need one?

To be in Maui right now.


Lano said...

Dude that looks so cold!!!!!! You may have to check out roxens ice sailing blog. 37 degrees here tomorrow! ;) PS: when you heading to Maui? You going this year?

George Markopoulos said...

Hey David! Yeah, I'm dying up here. Its freezing cold, and while I'm not afraid to go out in the middle of winter, I cant do much when the water is frozen.

So we are definately wishing for a trip to maui. My friend Andy is headin to Maui in early March, and I'm insanely jealous. Initially, I was hoping for a winter trip, but that doesn't appear to be in the cards, so we're now talking about an early summer trip, perhaps in May? A lot has to happen, but thats what we're working on. A nice tune up for the Hatteras Loopfest 2009!!

How bout you?

Outdrsmn said...

I'll take a stab at expalining why your side freezes sooner. It is the same reason the ocean water is colder in the summer on a west wind than on east wind. Only reversed.
Wind drift and upwelling. The cold west wind is pushing that cold surface water your way. The warmer water from below comes up to replace it on the western side.

George Markopoulos said...

thxs Mac, sounds plausible