Sartenada's photo blog / Blog de foto de Sartenada

March 29, 2016

Tracks and cracks on ice / Pistas y grietas sobre hielo / Pistes et fissures sur glace / Pistas e fendas no gelo

In English:

On Sunday at the end of March, we made a nice walk on the Lake Saimaa’s ice in Mikkeli, Southern Finland, which already started to melt. First to begin with winter, snow and ice.

Because Finland is a long country, those three seasons start and end at different times of the year. Not all the winters are the same. Some winters are cold, some not, some winters are snowy, some not. The amount of snow varies much even within same regions. Lakes start to freeze in November, depending if man lives in the South, middle of Finland or in the North. Correspondingly melting of snow and ice, start first in the south and at the latest in the north. For example, the break-up of ice in the Lake Inari happens generally at the turn of month of May and June. There are “warm” periods in winters and then people say that spring is already here. They are wrong because always after warm period comes cold which means in cold nights and warm days in spring. During those warm days snow and ice melt. Sun helps contributing of melt.

On that Sunday snow had melted very much. Nights had been cold, which meant that after warm day, snow was firm enough to support a walker. This phenomenon do not occur every winter. I remember that in my childhood I used to bike on the snow. In those places on which man had walked, skied or moved by some other means, were frozen. This phenomenon is “easy” to understand, because snow was hard-packed during days and during the night, it froze icy.

Temperature was -11ºC= 12.2ºF when we started our walk and -2ºC= 28.4ºF when we returned to our home. This meant that sun had power to warm air and lake’s ice. This we noticed while walking, because ice started to crack and made small crevasses. When cracking, it made frightening noise, which caused us to head immediately to the shore.

Photo credits belong to my wife who took all photos by her smart phone. Thank You.

En español:

Fue el domingo a finales de marzo, cuando hicimos un agradable paseo sobre el hielo del lago Saimaa en Mikkeli, Finlandia del sur, dónde el hielo ya comenzó a derretirse. Primeramente, para empezar alguna palabras sobre el invierno, la nieve y el hielo.

Porque Finlandia es un país muy largo, estas tres temporadas empiezan y terminan en diferentes estaciónes del año. Todos los inviernos no son los mismos. Algunos inviernos son fríos, otros no, algunos inviernos son cubierto de nieve, otros no. La cantidad de nieve varía mucho incluso dentro mismas regiones. Los lagos empezar a congelar en noviembre, dependiendo de si el ser humano vive en el sur, en centro de Finlandia o en el Norte. Respectivamente la descongelación de la nieve y el hielo, empieza primero en el sur y, lo más tarde en el norte. Por ejemplo, la descongelación de hielo en el Lago Inari ocurre generalmente a finales del mes de mayo y junio. Hay períodos “calientes” en los inviernos y entonces la gente dice que la primavera ya está aquí. Se equivocan porque siempre después del período templado viene frío que significa en noches frías y días “calientes” en primavera. Durante los días “calientes” el nieve y el hielo fundido. El sol ayuda que contribuye de fusión.

Este domingo la nieve se había derretido mucho. Noches habían sido frío, lo que significó que después de los días “calientes”, la nieve era lo suficientemente firme como para soportar un caminante. Este fenómeno no se pasa cada invierno. Recuerdo muy bien que en mi infancia fui en bicicleta en la nieve. En aquellos lugares en los que había caminado el hombre, ha esquiado movido por algún otro medio, congelaba. Este fenómeno es “fácil” de entender, porque la nieve estaba dura-embalado durante el día y durante la noche, se congeló.La temperatura era -11ºC / 12.2ºF cuando comenzamos nuestra caminata y -2ºC / 28.4ºF cuando regresamos a nuestra casa. Esto significaba que el sol tenía la energía para calentar el aire y el hielo del lago. Esto nos dimos cuenta al caminar, porque el hielo comenzó a agrietarse y hacer pequeñas grietas. Cuando se hizo hendiduras, hacía el ruido espantoso, que nos dirigimos inmediatamente hacia la orilla del lago.

Créditos de las fotos pertenecen a mi mujer, que tomó todas las fotos con su celular. Gracias a querida mia.

En francais:

Il était dimanche à la fin Mars, quand nous faisions une belle promenade sur la glace du lac Saimaa à Mikkeli, le sud de la Finlande, où la glace dèja commençait à fondre. Tout d’abord, pour commencer quelques mots sur l’hiver, la neige et la glace.

Parce que la Finlande est un pays très long, ces trois saisons commencent et se terminent à différentes saisons. Chaque hiver, ne sont pas les mêmes. Certains hivers sont froids, d’autres non, certains hivers sont neigeux, d’autres pas. La quantité de neige varie considérablement, même dans les mêmes régions. Lacs commencent le gel en Novembre, selon que si vous vivez dans le sud, dans le centre de la Finlande ou dans le Nord.Respectivement décongélation du neige et de la glace, en commençant d’abord dans le sud, et le plus tard dans le nord. Par exemple, dégel de la glace sur le Lac Inari se produit habituellement à la fin mai et juin. Il y a des périodes “cléments” en hivers et puis les gens disent que le printemps est là. Ils ont tort, car il vient toujours au printemps après la période “clément” qui signifie froid pendant les nuits et pendent les jours sont froid. Pendant les jours “clements”, la neige et la glace fondent. Le soleil l’aide contribuant fusion.

Ce dimanche-là, la neige avait fondu beaucoup. Les nuits étaient froids, ce que signifiait que, après les jours “clementes”, la neige était assez ferme pour soutenir le piéton. Ce phénomène ne se produit pas chaque hiver. Je me souviens très bien que, dans mon enfance que je suis allé à vélo dans la neige. Dans les endroits où on a marché, skié, où on a déplacé par d’autres moyens, ils ont gelé. Ce phénomène est “facile” à comprendre, parce que la neige a été dur emballé pendant la journée et la température de nuit ont congelé .Il faisait -11ºC / 12.2ºF lorsque nous avons commencé notre marche et -2°C / 28.4ºF quand nous sommes retournés à notre maison. Cela signifiait que le soleil a eu l’énergie pour chauffer l’air et la glace de lac. Cela nous remarquions lors de la marche, parce que la glace a commencé à se fissurer et faire de petites fissures.Quand on a commencé fissurer,il faisait le bruit terrible, nous nous sommes dirigés immédiatement au bord du lac.

Les crédits de photos appartiennent à ma femme, qui a pris toutes les photos avec son téléphone cellulaire. Merci à ma chérie.

Em Português:

Era domingo no final de março, quando fizemos uma boa caminhada sobre o gelo do lago Saimaa, em Mikkeli, Finlândia do sul, onde o gelo começou a derreter. Primeiro, para começar, algumas palavras sobre o inverno, a neve e o gelo.

Porque a Finlândia é um país muito tempo, estas três temporadas começam e terminam em diferentes épocas do ano. Todos os invernos não são os mesmos. Alguns invernos são frios, alguns não, alguns invernos são invernosos, outros não. A quantidade de neve varia muito, mesmo dentro das mesmas regiões. Os lagos começar a congelar em novembro, dependendo se o homem vive no sul, no centro da Finlândia ou no norte. Respectivamente descongelar a neve e o gelo, começando pela primeira vez no sul e, mais tarde, no norte. Por exemplo, o gelo descongelamento no Lago Inari geralmente ocorre no final de maio e junho. Há períodos “temperados” em invernos e, imediatamente, as pessoas dizem que a primavera já está aqui. Eles estão errados, porque sempre se vem após o período de aquecimento, o que significa frio nas noites frias e dias “temperadas” na primavera. Durante os dias “temperados” a neve e do gelo derretem. O sol ajuda a contribuir do derretimento.

Este domingo a neve havia derretido muito. Noites eram frias, o que significava que, após os dias “temperadas”, a neve estava bastante firme para suportar um pedestre. Este fenómeno não acontece a cada inverno. Lembro-me muito bem que na minha infância ia de bicicleta na neve. Nos lugares onde o homem tinha caminhado, esquiei o passou por outros meios, congelavam. para a nossa casa Isto significava que o sol tinha a energia para aquecer o ar e para o lago de gelo. Este percebemos quando a pé, porque o gelo começou a rachar e fazer pequenas fissuras. Quando se fez fendas, fez o barulho horrível, retornámos imediatamente para a beira do lago.

O crédito das fotos pertencem a minha esposa, que tomou todas as fotos com seu telefone celular. Graças à minha querida.

Tracks and cracks on ice  /  Pistas y grietas sobre hielo   / Pistes et fissures sur glace  / Pistas e fendas no gelo

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Tracks and cracks on ice / Pistas y grietas sobre hielo / Pistes et fissures sur glace / Pistas e fendas no gelo

Winter fun on ice / Diversiones de invierno sobre hielo / Plaisirs d’hiver sur glace / Divertimento do inverno no gelo

Walking on frozen lake / Caminando sobre lago congelado / Marchant sur le lac bien gelé / Andando sobre o lago congelado.

72 Comments »

  1. Looks lovely – the sun is really uplifting isn’t it! Here in Southern Finland there is still some ice on the sea at places but not enough to walk on..

    Comment by Suvi — March 29, 2016 @ 07:34 | Reply

    • Good Morning Suvi.

      Thank You. During last few days, the snow started to melt. Yesterday some venturesome visited the lake.We said here when seeing them: “cheap life”.

      Have a great start of this new week!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 29, 2016 @ 07:49 | Reply

  2. It looks fantastic! Have a nice spring days… Bye. Kamila

    Comment by Kamila Pala — March 29, 2016 @ 07:47 | Reply

    • Hello Kamila.

      How nice to read Your comment. I am glad that You loved our snow and ice views. Thank You.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 29, 2016 @ 07:56 | Reply

  3. I love seeing your photos of this amazing landscape. It’s so different to anywhere we’ve been.

    Comment by the eternal traveller — March 29, 2016 @ 09:39 | Reply

    • Hi Carol.

      I am glad that You enjoy my photos. Lakes are “funny” thing. In summer boating is popular and in winter walking on them. Thank You.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 29, 2016 @ 10:35 | Reply

  4. Many designs appearing on the ice are very beautiful.

    Comment by wakasahs15th — March 29, 2016 @ 11:37 | Reply

    • Hello wakasahs1y.

      Thank you. We loved them also very much.

      Have a nice evening.

      Comment by Sartenada — March 29, 2016 @ 12:37 | Reply

  5. Je comprends le charme ressenti à marcher sue cet immense lac gelé .. mais vous étiez à la limite du dégel . N ‘ y a – t – il pas des risques ?
    Amitié
    Lichel

    Comment by fauquetmichel — March 29, 2016 @ 12:38 | Reply

    • Bonjour Lichel.

      Merci beaucoup. Maintenent il y a beaucoup de se perdre dans la glace, mais avant de aujourd’hui il y avait un petit peu.

      Bonne journée. Matti.

      Comment by Sartenada — March 29, 2016 @ 13:47 | Reply

  6. Stunning expansive views over the snowed land,wonderful tracks and cracks on the half-melted snow !Interesting your commentary as well.Microclimate does make the difference.Thank you for sharing with us all those fascinating images.Have a brilliant day,my friend🙂

    Comment by DG MARYOGA — March 29, 2016 @ 13:14 | Reply

    • Hello Doda.

      Thank You. For us, ice walking is great fun. Always when we walk on the ice, we imagine how it is in summer.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 29, 2016 @ 13:52 | Reply

      • Such a nice feeling !I prefer snow and cold,I hate the hot summer days when we have heat waves.Enjoy your walks on ice and have fun!

        Comment by DG MARYOGA — March 29, 2016 @ 14:06 | Reply

  7. Great photos as usual. I always know I’m in for a treat as soon as I see you’ve posted something. A real window into a different world. Thanks. When does it thaw then?

    Comment by Andy Smart — March 29, 2016 @ 16:07 | Reply

    • Hello Andy.

      So kind words in your comment. I am glad that my “world” has interest to You. Thank You.

      Have a nice day!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 30, 2016 @ 07:33 | Reply

  8. Fascinating to see the tracks and cracks! It’s good to see that the lake gets so much use and provides enjoyment in winter!

    Comment by montucky — March 29, 2016 @ 16:14 | Reply

    • Hi Terry.

      Winter fun is true here.🙂 Best time for walking on ice is spring. Thank You commenting, I appreciate it.

      Have a great day!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 30, 2016 @ 07:52 | Reply

  9. Even though sky blue and snow white look beautiful,
    crevasses look a little bit horrible.

    Comment by 洋子 — March 29, 2016 @ 16:57 | Reply

    • Hello August.

      Spring days are beautiful indeed and ice walking is great fun, but man must be careful of thin ice. ThankYou for Your comment.

      こんばんは.

      Comment by Sartenada — March 30, 2016 @ 07:55 | Reply

  10. i’s now spingtime in south west of France so seeing snow and sun is really gorgeous

    Comment by Bernieshoot — March 29, 2016 @ 18:16 | Reply

    • Hi Bernie.

      Thank You. Your kind words sounds great. I am glad that You loved my wife’s photos.

      Bonne journée.

      Comment by Sartenada — March 30, 2016 @ 07:58 | Reply

  11. Jolies photos d’un plaisir glacé, mais il faut faire attention
    à la glace qui craque, le printemps approche! ! !
    Merci pour le partage Matti.
    Belle journée à toi

    Comment by vever02 — March 29, 2016 @ 19:21 | Reply

    • Bonjour Hervé.

      Vous avez raison, il faut faire attention. Peut-être nous avons peur, mais la vie est chère pour nous!🙂 Merci pour la remarque.

      Bonne journée!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 30, 2016 @ 11:33 | Reply

  12. Very nice winter pictures, Matti! I still remember the scary sound when the ice starts to crack🙂

    Comment by Tiny — March 29, 2016 @ 20:07 | Reply

    • Hi Tiny.

      I am glad that You loved my last winter post this spring. We love to walk on ice, because it is so different when comparing summer when boating season begins, although we do not have a boat. Thank You.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 30, 2016 @ 11:58 | Reply

  13. WordPress didn’t accept my previous comment….
    I’m trying again….
    Beautiful story and photos! My fave is the 6th one , with that only shadow in the middle!

    Comment by 76sanfermo — March 29, 2016 @ 20:51 | Reply

    • Ciao Anna.

      It happens to me sometimes when trying to comment. The sixth photo is gorgeous, because there are so many element in it. Grazie della tua visita.

      Have a nice day!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 30, 2016 @ 12:35 | Reply

  14. It looks so beautiful and innocent.These large, white icy areas … – until I noticed the cracks on the ice! Remarkable what the sun may do within some hours! Glad that you returned to the shore in time, Matti.
    Thanks for your photo impressions of the Finnish winter season!
    -Michèle-

    Comment by ladyfromhamburg — March 29, 2016 @ 21:56 | Reply

    • Hello Michèle.

      Thank You. Yesterday was in the southern part of Finland warmest day, not our hometown, 12.8 Celsius. We had only 8 degrees.🙂 These were this time last spring photos; next time I will show to summer photos.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 30, 2016 @ 12:48 | Reply

  15. Che belle le foto di queste distese ghiacciate, bellissime. Grazie per questa condivisione!
    Saluti, Patrizia

    Comment by Patrizia M. — March 30, 2016 @ 00:29 | Reply

    • Ciao Patrizia.

      Grazie della tua visita. Sono contento che ti è piaciuto le mie foto.

      Passa una splendida giornata!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 30, 2016 @ 13:24 | Reply

  16. Great photos! We live on the shore of a big lake and enjoy walking on the ice, too. Like you, though, we get nervous when it starts making noises!

    Comment by KerryCan — March 30, 2016 @ 12:05 | Reply

    • Hello Kerry.

      Wow, I am glad that You have experiences about walking on ice! Thank You for Your comment.

      Have a nice day!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 30, 2016 @ 13:38 | Reply

  17. Muchas gracias por el reportaje, como siempre magnífico. Las fotos son maravillosas.

    Comment by Isabel F. Bernaldo de Quirós — March 30, 2016 @ 21:34 | Reply

    • Hola Isabel.

      Que alegria al leer tu comentario. Estoy feliz que las foto de mi esposa te gusten.

      ¡Que tengas un buen día!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 31, 2016 @ 10:03 | Reply

  18. Just lovely

    Comment by southamptonoldlady — March 31, 2016 @ 12:44 | Reply

    • Hello Southamptonoldlady.

      How nice to read that You loved my post. Thank You.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 31, 2016 @ 12:47 | Reply

  19. It looks very beautiful and very cold at the same time! The sky is a pretty color too. Great pictures!

    Comment by megtraveling — March 31, 2016 @ 13:36 | Reply

    • Hi Meg.

      Thank You for Your kind comment. I am glad that You loved my wife’s phone photos.

      Have a nice day!

      Comment by Sartenada — April 1, 2016 @ 07:24 | Reply

  20. Your photos of the beautiful, frozen lake are beautiful, but I’m glad it’s a little warmer here. We are now enjoying Spring flowers in bloom.

    Comment by seniorhiker — March 31, 2016 @ 16:01 | Reply

    • Hello George.

      Yes, spring comes fast, days come warmer and snow vanish in eyes. Thank You commenting.

      Have a great day!

      Comment by Sartenada — April 1, 2016 @ 07:27 | Reply

  21. I remember that sound of cracking the beginning of thaw in Canadian prairie lakes. A beautiful but dangerous time as spring arrives after the winder. Like you our winters are so variable. This one has been especially mild.

    Comment by Sue Slaght — March 31, 2016 @ 18:44 | Reply

    • Hello Sue.

      I am glad, when reading Your comment, that You have experienced the sound of cracking ice; so You understand it better. Thank You for Your kind comment.

      Have a great day!

      Comment by Sartenada — April 1, 2016 @ 07:33 | Reply

  22. I would have been very happy to have had a winter like this, Sartenada! Here where we live in the Netherlands it has barely gotten below freezing the last couple of years. (sigh) Enjoy it while you have it!

    Comment by Ginnie — April 1, 2016 @ 07:38 | Reply

    • Hi Ginnie.

      Thank You commenting. This winter we had few days very cold – cold even to us, I mean -33ºC / -27.4ºF. Brr. Nowadays there is ice on the lake, but to walk on it is dangerous.

      Have wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — April 1, 2016 @ 10:26 | Reply

  23. Breathtaking photos and wonderful writing. I’m so grateful I found your blog! Keep it up with the amazing work!

    Zaria

    Comment by Psychic Nest — April 1, 2016 @ 22:54 | Reply

    • Hello Psychic Nest.

      Thank You praising my post and its photos.

      Have a nice day!

      Comment by Sartenada — April 2, 2016 @ 08:04 | Reply

  24. Fantastic photos, beautiful!

    Comment by e1aine — April 1, 2016 @ 23:14 | Reply

    • Hi e1aine.

      I am glad that You left Your kind comment here. Thank You.

      Have a great day!

      Comment by Sartenada — April 2, 2016 @ 08:06 | Reply

  25. I remember the first time I heard the ice groan, move and crack. Unbelievable sounds! Some of those cracks look spectacular but also worrying. What happens to people if they fall in? Is there a lookout to rescue them, a kind of winter lifesaver? I am from Australia, so don’t quite understand the winter world. ( only on short visit to the north….)

    Comment by Forestwoodfolkart — April 2, 2016 @ 00:54 | Reply

    • Hi Amanda.

      Thank You. If man falls in, he has few minutes, maybe ten to fifteen, to strive on ice, or otherwise cold water stiffens the body. If this happens and when on ice, then man must roll gently. In winter, there are no lifesavers. When on thin ice everyone should have with ice awls, which hang around the neck. In this case, we did not had, because many and we other thought that the ice is strong.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — April 2, 2016 @ 08:21 | Reply

  26. I want to go here.
    I want to play on snow.

    Comment by キース — April 2, 2016 @ 10:50 | Reply

    • Hello Keith.

      Thank You. Now it is too late, because the ice is too thin to walk.🙂 Next winter in February / March.

      良い 週末!

      Comment by Sartenada — April 2, 2016 @ 11:09 | Reply

  27. How beautiful blue sky!

    Comment by kanaconnie — April 4, 2016 @ 12:50 | Reply

    • Hello Connie.

      Thank You visiting my blog and leaving Your kind comment.

      今晩は

      Comment by Sartenada — April 4, 2016 @ 13:11 | Reply

  28. Fascinating, Matti! I don’t think I would dare walk on the icy lake by the time it has started to melt and crack!

    Comment by Janice / Dancing with Sunflowers — April 6, 2016 @ 12:14 | Reply

    • Hello Janice.

      Normally we go then for ice walking when there are other people.🙂 Thank You.

      Have a great day!

      Comment by Sartenada — April 6, 2016 @ 12:36 | Reply

  29. Great post – and cold😉
    And also thanks to your wife for the fine photos!
    I hope the spring has arrived in Finland now?

    Comment by Truels — April 8, 2016 @ 23:30 | Reply

    • Hi Truels.

      Thank You. Yes, spring has arrived. Snow has gone nearly all, but Lake Saimaa is frozen yet.

      Happy weekend!

      Comment by Sartenada — April 9, 2016 @ 10:43 | Reply

  30. Great photos. Finland looks quite similar to what we have in Canada, even with some winters harsher, and others milder than others. The days are getting longer, and even though a lot of days are below freezing, the sun is more intense and it is indeed melting and thawing.

    Thank you for sharing! 🙂

    Comment by Canuck Carl — April 9, 2016 @ 11:50 | Reply

    • Hello Carl.

      You left so kind comment here. Thank You. It is the same here. Here where I live, snow has nearly gone, but our lake is frozen. It is not safe anymore to walk on it. I love that days come longer and longer and sunshine increases every day.

      Happy weekend.

      Comment by Sartenada — April 9, 2016 @ 12:08 | Reply

  31. La belleza del hielo y la nieve, pese a su sencillez paisajística. Saludos.

    Comment by trapatroles — April 12, 2016 @ 20:38 | Reply

    • Hola

      Muchas gracias por tus palabras, me dan mucho ánimo.

      ¡Que tengas un muy buen día!

      Comment by Sartenada — April 13, 2016 @ 07:55 | Reply

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    Comment by Seenorway — April 24, 2016 @ 12:54 | Reply

    • Hello Seenorway.

      Big photos are important in blogs, but someday they run too much memory and one has to find ways to solve this problem. My photo size varies from 900 * 598 to 900 * 601 depending which camera I was using.

      Thank You for Your comment.

      Comment by Sartenada — April 25, 2016 @ 07:31 | Reply

  33. BELAS FOTOS😀

    Comment by VIVIMETALIUN — April 25, 2016 @ 15:39 | Reply

    • Oi VIVIMETALIUN.

      Obrigado pelo seu comentário! Abraços.

      Tenha um dia maravilhoso!

      Comment by Sartenada — April 26, 2016 @ 07:08 | Reply


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