Saturday, 3 January 2009

Cracking Ice


This is a sketch of the front of the boat, with Christmas tree at the side.
The canal was completely iced over this morning. We heard a rumbling and cracking and about 10 minutes later a boat came past. The noise it makes as the ice cracks and grinds against our boat is almost deafening.

5 comments:

annie said...

Is it dangerous to your boats to be iced in, for several weeks, I mean. I wonder about the force of the ice as it breaks up, rubbing against the wood.
annie # 3

Anita said...

How wonderful to live on a boat! Ice must have been quite thick to make a lot of noise.

Capt Elaine Magliacane said...

Love this sketch, great lines.... the story of the ice is scary... I too would be concerned about damage from ice YIKES.

Annie said...

I don't think the ice damages the stationery boats, but it can take off the paint when a boat is actually moving and ploughing through it. I think the ice is about half an inch thick but it's amazing what noise it can make...

rob ijbema said...

shame you didn't draw the ice,you would have done a great job,i'm sure,love your latest drawings...so relaxed
been skating yet?