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Out of the Ice

Changes have been in the wind over the last 24 hours. The plan of the day published last night listed an “On-Ice Brief/Deployment” at 0930. Boy, was that not in the cards. By 9:30 this morning, all we were seeing was car-sized chunks of white ice with newly frozen crust between them; by noon, as we traveled to the southwest, the ice was all but gone. Now we’re in the open water, and wow, things are different here.

Read on about our adventure in the slideshow below. Can't see the slideshow? Get the Flash plug in »

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