The deep freeze is finally here this morning. We took the opportunity of yesterday’s warm temps to get on to the boat, knock the snow off the cover, and give her a warm pat on the hull. The ice will set up fast over the next few days. The waterfall outlet of the Megunticook River pours freshwater in to Camden harbor so the top few feet freeze faster due to the lower salinity. The ice doesn’t seem to bother the boat, at least not in the last 45 years. The hay bails in the foreground of the accompanying photograph stop (or at least slow down) the kids sledding in the park.