Two days ago, I was gloating about our mild winter and quipped, "But as sure as I write this, a Siberian Express will sneak in and ruin the fun." Last night, the sky cleared, the wind came up out of the north and the temperatures starting falling. They have continued to drop all day and as the sun sets, it is about 12. Yesterday, the beaches were busy as they have been for weeks and Beluga Lake had a small crowd of ice skaters. I took one picture of someone enjoying a para-sail ride on skates posted below. Today all was quiet except a cold north wind. So to keep my thoughts warm, I have posted a slide show of Halibut Cove and Kachemak Bay, taken during the milder weather.