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Sunday, May 9, 2010

Break Up

Over the last week or so, we've been experiencing "break up" here in Norman Wells. The ice on the Mackenzie River is breaking up and flowing towards the Arctic Ocean, and normally it's really something to see. This year, apparently is a little different, in that it's a slower break up, so not as dramatic as in past years. Having never seen this, we are still very impressed! The mountains of ice are really impressive to see, and it's nice to see open water down the river. Here are some pictures we took of break up, it's hard to realize the size of the ice mountains until there is a person standing in front of them (unfortunately, that person was me!).

The river covered in ice with the trees and mountains in the background

Jayda wanted to go swimming, so we tested the water. She decided it was a little too cold!!

Really beautiful ice formations, it really is quite a neat sight to see!

1 comment:

RN Mama said...

Absolutely amazing pictures!!!