|26 rinks of simultaneous hockey|
|Hockey, ice and beer - what could go wrong?|
The next generation of hockey players were in attendance, ensuring the event has a bright future.
|The little ones have their act together|
Also taking place on Saturday were demonstrations of scuba diving - under the ice! They were offering guided dives in case you are interested in seeing what it's like down under where the fish swim in the winter.
|Does this look like fun? (I'm sure it's absolutely amazing down there.)|
|The ropes people are holding are the safety lines for the divers who are now under the ice|
|Beautifully clear water in Lake Winnipsaukee|
Back on Lake Wicwas things are considerably more sedate. There are a few ice fishermen out on the lake but I haven't seen the couple of bob-houses that usually appear by this point in the winter. It's quiet enough here for birds - in this case a crow - to walk aimlessly around on the lake.
Though I expect this crow did have an aim - I'm sure it was on the hunt for some morsel to eat.
The light snow we received this week freshened things up a bit and brought out the snow birds in force - 40 of them in one flock today.
These little guys also spend a lot of time walking around on the snow in search of food, though they leave much smaller traces than the crows.
Fresh snow also makes it evident that pileated woodpeckers search for insects even in the winter.
The much advertised super-blue-blood moon made an appearance over Lake Wicwas, though we were too far east to observe much of the eclipse; just a tinge of darkness was evident on the top side of our only natural satellite as it set directly in line with the earth and the sun.
|The super blue blood moon sets at 7:45 am on January 31, 2018|