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  1. Mayday - 1/5/2011 - with ice and water

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    A few miles out to the sea there's still a huge area of mostly drifting ice. A sunny and nice mayday picnic with a lot of migrating seabirds like eiders and long-tailed ducks yoiking among the…

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    • Opening - 27/4/2011 - boat season

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      At 13 pm 26/4 Makholma Bay was covered with ice as long as could be seen. Only two hours later the whole bay was ice free. A Northeasterly breeze took all the ice out on the Bothnian Sea. Only ices…

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      • Melting ice - 20/4/2011 - on Makholma shore

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        The sea got its ice already in late November and is now melting, but very slowly. Normally the ice is gone around mid of April, but this year it will happen two weeks later. So it's been a hard,…

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        • The busy harbor - 16/4/2011 - of Reposaari

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          Reposaari fishing harbor - 16/4/2011 - still in winter sleep. But the gulls have come! For www.rupuranta.net by Jan Eerala, Makholma Finland. (Shot with Canon 5D mk2 and 550D)

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          • Along ices - 10/4/2011 - to Trutholma

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            A few miles from the shore the thick sea ice is melting and drifting slowly. A windy but sunny and nice weather by the broken drift ice in Preiviikinlahti islands - 10/4/2011 - For www.rupuranta.net…

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            • First thaw - 3/4/2011 - this year

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              This winter was hard and long; first real thaw here by the shore was - 3/4/2011 - A Holotna dexpression by Jan Eerala, Makholma Finland. (See www.rupuranta.net or www.baltic.fi)

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              • Straight hand - 2/4/2011 - Rayhat Reefs

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                As the wind went south, a dense fog has been on the sea for many days. I made the trip to Rayhat reefs navigating with a compass and just some luck - 2/4/2011 - temp was only -2C but the wind was…

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                • Arctic spring - 27/3/2011 - in Bothnian Sea

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                  Searching open water outside Luvia reefs in Gulf of Bothnia on the Finnish west coast - 27/3/2011 - Avomerta etsimässä, Luvia, Lännennaulat. A Holotna expedition by Jan Eerala, Makholma…

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                  • Sky - 26/3/2011 - Blue sky

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                    A short study of the early spring sky - 26/3/2011 - on the way along the ice field by a trip to Rayhat reef. A Holotna artwork by Jan Eerala, Makholma Finland. For blog www.rupuranta.net and www.baltic.fi (Done…

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                    • The Call of the ice - 20/3/2011 - National park of Bothnian Sea

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                      Searching for open water outside Sappi lighthouse island, now part of the new national park of Bothnian Sea - 20/3/2011 - Avomerta etsimässä. Luvia, Säppi ja vastaperustettu Selkämeren…

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                      • Spring come to - 13/3/2011 - Rayhat Reefs

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                        The first migrating gulls come 11/3 to the reefs on Makholma Bay. A dense sea smog arrived in afternoon as there's a lot of free water in the Bothnian Sea (Though about 40 miles away) A trip…

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                        • By the drift ice again - 6/3/2011 - in Sea of Bothnia

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                          A one day trip in sunny but little windy weather to the border of fast ice outside Sappi lighthouse island on the west coast. The place is same as 22/2 but now there was no more open sea, just some…

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