Quiet Here Too!

One of those days.

Yesterday it was 16C at about this time, this morning (7 am) it was -17C (-28C with the wind chill), colder than Fargo  in springtime and a record low for us.


The North wind blew all our water away during the overnight freeze so we now have ice  mushrooms on the pilings.


The boat and the air bubbler are frozen to the bottom so we will have a fun time when the tide comes back (if ever?)


The only thing moving on the creek are these two (blurred) eagles fighting over lunch in the far far distance.


24C in the house thanks to the wood stove.

Author: Low Wattage

Expat Welshman, educated (somewhat) in UK, left before it became fashionable to do so. Now a U.S. Citizen, and recent widower, playing with retirement and house remodeling, living in Delaware and rural Maryland (weekends).

11 thoughts on “Quiet Here Too!”

  1. Very lucky here, too far west. The coastal plain beyond the Cascades might as well be a different planet.
    Hovering about 40F in the day and just freezing at night. 32-35 ish (very technical!)
    Big downside is the amount of bugs not being killed off.
    Lots of viruses, flu etc. doing the rounds.
    I’m ill again with some god awful respiratory virus that managed to get me carried off Sat night to the ER!

  2. Hello Janus: Did you miss the rain and wind that blasted the UK last week?

    Hello Mrs. O. Sorry to hear of your infection, maybe you should try some stronger tobacco, Capstan Full Strength perhaps? No poncy filter tips in those days. We needed a good freeze to kill the garden bugs, over run with stink bugs last year and we are still finding them hibernating in the various sheds, today’s high of 10F should sort them out.

  3. LW, we had a calm and occasionally wet holiday here – mostly bright and mild. They get lousy weather in the Uk, eh? 🙂

  4. “Down ‘ere in Cornwall we’ve ‘ad a bit of a breeze now and then since the beginin, of the ‘ollys, but it ain’t nuffin’ we ain’t seen before, o r, o r, o r.”

    ” Cut, cut, cut.”
    “Ektuelly, old chap, that isn’t a point of view that’s going to sell air time or newspapers is it? So just smile at the camera and tell us that it was the worst flood since Pontius was pilot, ok?”

    I live in Looe. Have done, off and on, since the late 1940’s. Looe floods on spring tides. One, two or three times a year. and, surprise surprise, with every flood we get some flood damage. Generally though, we haven’t got camera crews hanging around desperate to film anything to make the national “news” to support the story of impending doom, global warming, ante nuclear lobby, the value of wind power, or the worldwide alien blackhead invasion (delete titles to fit your slant)

    Get well soon, Mrs O

  5. Hello JHL: The air bubbler is a compressor with a few hundred feet of weighted hose attached to it with perforations every ten feet or so. The hose is looped around the piles of the dock and the air compressor makes bubbles which stir up warmer bottom water and prevent the ice freezing to the piles. Without it the Ice will grip the piles at low tide and the rising tide will lift the piles with it, several tides later the piles are completely drawn from the bottom, serious repair costs at that point.
    Here it is when it is working properly.

    The holes in the ice are caused by the flow of bubbles carrying warmer bottom water to the surface, works even in temperatures down to -20C.

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