Crunchy, frosty, icy Tuesday morning

This  morning we walked down to the port just before the sun rose to meet the barge that brought our bicycles, our groceries and Jack’s new office chair to the island. Although frosts don’t seem to be common on Inis Meáin, because of the protection of the sea, there was a lot of frost and ice around this morning. It was chilly at 0.5 °C but there was no wind, thankfully. The frost on our roof and in the paddocks next to our house looked like snow.

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The animals’ water troughs were iced over and quite a few paddocks and rock walls had a dusty covering of white frost.

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Even the roads and the currachs (traditional Aran Island boats) didn’t escape the frost today.

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2 thoughts on “Crunchy, frosty, icy Tuesday morning

  1. JanelleC

    Do the water troughs thaw through the day? I know people in England who keep a tennis ball floating on their fish pond which apparently keeps the water from freezing right over. No idea if it works or not!

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    1. mnadmin Post author

      I think the ice thawed out an hour or so after the sun rose but I’m going to ask around about that tennis ball idea.

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