By Mike Busch
I posted a short drone video with images over the weekend of the ice stacking up on the western shore of Bellport Bay. If you missed that click here.
Although most of Bellport Bay is ice-free, huge ice piles have formed along the western shore front as tide and wind push the ice ashore. Ice Stacking, also referred to as an Ice Heave or Ice Shove, is a phenomenon most common around the Great Lakes but does happen on the Great South Bay when conditions are ideal. This is near the transition area where the ice meets open water, check out the video and images taken over this spot earlier in the week.
I went back on Sunday morning and took some shots of the stars and first light over the ice and returned for sunrise and a video walk through the ice. Conditions were absolutely perfect for a drone flight, I will post those images and video in a separate post.
As you will see on page 3, the ice scours the bay bottom and actually brought up a large truck tire!
More images on Pages 2 and 3