And land it was that the eight-legged, limping Thing had led them to--some granite- tipped, sand-beached islet off the coast, shod and sheathed and masked with ice
so that no man could have told it from the floe, but at the bottom solid earth, and not shifting ice!
The temperature was always at 5@ below zero; every outward part of the Nautilus was covered with ice
. A rigged vessel would have been entangled in the blocked up gorges.
Now they arrived at the base of a great knob or dome veneered with ice
and powdered with snow--the utmost, summit, the last bit of solidity between them and the hollow vault of heaven.
The river was sheeted with ice, broken into hills at long intervals.
Sometimes the crags and promontories forced them upon the narrow riband of ice that bordered the shore; sometimes they had to scramble over vast masses of rock which had tumbled from the impending precipices; sometimes they had to cross the stream upon the hazardous bridges of ice and snow, sinking to the knee at every step; sometimes they had to scale slippery acclivities, and to pass along narrow cornices, glazed with ice and sleet, a shouldering wall of rock on one side, a yawning precipice on the other, where a single false step would have been fatal.
Regardless of the time of day, it's very likely that you'll have to resort to Lindbergh-style peripheral vision out the side windows to flare (such as it is with ice
) and land.
1) is fully covered with ice
in normal and severe winters, while only some eastern areas freeze in mild winters.
To understand why, researchers are getting up close and personal with ice
The only intelligent way to deal with ice
is to strive to avoid it.
In one city, Fairbanks, Alaska, United States of America, young people are learning to make their own ephemeral ice sculptures, and love working with ice
because it is temporary.
"You also really need to fill up the shaker with ice
, at least three quarters," he says, adding that shaking a good 10 or 15 times gets the right chill and ensures enough melt.
Nearly everyone is familiar with the idea that most of the Northern Hemisphere was once covered with ice
. The vast ice sheets of the Ice Age reached as far south as Wisconsin.