We had been watching and waiting all day, but nothing much had happened until about 7pm when Anya and I were sitting at the dining-table and I half heard and half felt a rumble. I looked out the window when the solid sheet of ice started to drift by slowly. I grabbed Anya and called to Gaetan, and we all headed to the river.
Here are some images from the time right before, during and after breakup.
|Before: Ice cover is still largely intact and anchored to the shore, overflow along the sides, the water level is rising slowly, 29.4.2014 - 1pm|
Ice sheets are moving and grinding against each other, the water level
is coming up quickly, |
water moving slowly, seemingly with effort, 1.5.2014 - 8pm
|After: Ice "parked" along the shoreline, water moving freely, 2.5.2014 - 7.30am|