If you are living in the North Country as I am, the weather has been a perpetual topic of discussion. Just for fun, a couple of years ago, I decided to start to learn how to harvest ice from our local lake. Last week I got a call from some local divers needing a hole cut in the lake to do a certification ice dive.
Having cut some ice earlier this year to build Ice Henge, I had an idea that cutting a hole in the ice now was not going to be easy. It turned out that the ice on our local lake is almost 3 feet thick and it took over 3 hours to cut a 3′ x 6′ hole. At the time they started diving the outside air temperature was about 9 degrees F and dropping. The entire idea of ice diving offended every sensibility. Its just not right!