When I stopped at this waterfall yesterday, beside a bridge along highway #101, near Wirral, I found a group of fascinating little icy discs there; floating in the water. I call these small ice circles, ice discs, for lack of a better or more accurate name, for I do not know what they are or how they were formed. I suspect though, that the action of the swiftly moving water of the falls and the foam on the water's surface have something to do with their creation.
So surprised was I at stumbling upon this unexpected phenomena that I did not think to estimate their size at the time. Only after downloading the pictures did I wonder about that. I would guess that their diameter might range somewhere between about 4 or 5 inches, more or less? ?
Below is a short video which I made showing these ice discs moving about on the surface of the water.
Earlier this year, in February, the same sort of icy discs were seen in Connecticut by blogger, Sandpiper. Sandpiper had never seen this ice formation before either and you will find her explanation here as to how they may have been formed. (please scroll down to the third photo on Sandpiper`s post)
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