Go Back   Winnipesaukee Forum > Winnipesaukee Forums > General Discussion
Home Forums Gallery Blogs YouTube Channel Classifieds Links Calendar Register FAQDonate Members List Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-01-2021, 03:50 PM   #1
winterh
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Rye,Wolfeboro
Posts: 184
Thanks: 17
Thanked 95 Times in 38 Posts
Default Ice music

Stayed at my cottage last night. I slept in a built in window seat I have, just 20 ft or so from the lake. All night long I heard the low rumbling sounds of the ice. Reminded me of the sounds you hear when they record big whales communicating underwater. Sometimes it was kind of a gurgling sound. I have heard it a few times before but never this loud and as often. Loons in the summer, ice in the winter. Love the sounds of the lake. Anyone know what exactly I am hearing and how it is happening?
winterh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2021, 04:34 PM   #2
thinkxingu
Senior Member
 
thinkxingu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 4,066
Thanks: 1,037
Thanked 1,293 Times in 778 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by winterh View Post
Stayed at my cottage last night. I slept in a built in window seat I have, just 20 ft or so from the lake. All night long I heard the low rumbling sounds of the ice. Reminded me of the sounds you hear when they record big whales communicating underwater. Sometimes it was kind of a gurgling sound. I have heard it a few times before but never this loud and as often. Loons in the summer, ice in the winter. Love the sounds of the lake. Anyone know what exactly I am hearing and how it is happening?
That sounds pretty awesome. Hopefully not to throw things too off-topic, but is the cottage heated/well-insulated? Was it cold against the window? Sleeping bag/blankets? I'm always interested in what people use to stay nights in the winter.

Sent from my SM-G950U using Winnipesaukee Forum mobile app
thinkxingu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2021, 04:41 PM   #3
upthesaukee
Senior Member
 
upthesaukee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Alton Bay
Posts: 5,242
Blog Entries: 2
Thanks: 1,994
Thanked 1,721 Times in 954 Posts
Default Yes

We were down in Keewaydin in Alton Bay last afternoon into evening. Heard the same thing from the ice. We also heard it Fri night at Shibley's.

Far more ominous than the "tinkling" sound of ice crystals in the spring when the ice is breaking up. Mother Nature getting the last word in, I guess.

Dave
__________________
I Live Here... I am always UPTHESAUKEE !!!!
upthesaukee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2021, 05:10 PM   #4
SAB1
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Rowley MA / Tuftonboro
Posts: 881
Thanks: 126
Thanked 213 Times in 154 Posts
Default

You are hearing the expansion of the ice as its building more. This weekend was so cold the sound was almost constant. Pretty cool to think how much pressure it takes to make that sound.
SAB1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2021, 05:21 PM   #5
winterh
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Rye,Wolfeboro
Posts: 184
Thanks: 17
Thanked 95 Times in 38 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by thinkxingu View Post
That sounds pretty awesome. Hopefully not to throw things too off-topic, but is the cottage heated/well-insulated? Was it cold against the window? Sleeping bag/blankets? I'm always interested in what people use to stay nights in the winter.

Sent from my SM-G950U using Winnipesaukee Forum mobile app
Yes, place is well insulated and heated. Big picture window so u can feel the cold when sleeping right next to it but plenty of blankets. I never sleep in the bedrooms because this is such a great spot.
winterh is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old 02-01-2021, 05:33 PM   #6
Patofnaud
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Tilton/Paugus Bay
Posts: 197
Thanks: 12
Thanked 52 Times in 36 Posts
Default

Sounds awesome (figuratively and literally).

Wait until the ice gets real thick and expansion ridges form, big ba da booms.

I grew up on a lake and if you are out there skating with no snow cover it gets really eerie hearing the ice move and crack around you.
Patofnaud is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2021, 05:35 PM   #7
FlyingScot
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: Tuftonboro and Sudbury, MA
Posts: 1,241
Thanks: 707
Thanked 549 Times in 328 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Patofnaud View Post
Sounds awesome (figuratively and literally).

Wait until the ice gets real thick and expansion ridges form, big ba da booms.

I grew up on a lake and if you are out there skating with no snow cover it gets really eerie hearing the ice move and crack around you.
Yes--like a giant beast!
FlyingScot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2021, 05:38 PM   #8
garysanfran
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: San Francisco/Meredith
Posts: 1,089
Thanks: 369
Thanked 456 Times in 217 Posts
Default

The sound of thick ice expanding and cracking while traveling several miles in a fraction of a second is awesome. It can be very loud.

The audio on my Arlo cams were picking it up a couple of nights ago. I could hear it out here in San Francisco.
__________________
Gary
~~~~_/) ~~~
~~~~~~~~
garysanfran is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2021, 06:34 PM   #9
jbolty
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Posts: 579
Thanks: 248
Thanked 226 Times in 132 Posts
Default

Many, many, many years ago my snowmobile died in the middle of the night on kanasatka for some reason and I had to walk home. I know the ice was at least two feet thick but the rumbling and cracking scared the crap out of me at the time; especially being dark and otherwise silent.
jbolty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2021, 08:40 PM   #10
GTO
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 1,026
Thanks: 303
Thanked 319 Times in 149 Posts
Default Very loud

Quote:
Originally Posted by garysanfran View Post
The sound of thick ice expanding and cracking while traveling several miles in a fraction of a second is awesome. It can be very loud.

The audio on my Arlo cams were picking it up a couple of nights ago. I could hear it out here in San Francisco.
I was walking on the ice along the shore yesterday and the ice was making all sorts of sounds. At one point there was a huge cracking sound all around me. Extremely loud. Scared the crap out of me.
__________________
GTO
GTO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2021, 09:01 PM   #11
8gv
Senior Member
 
8gv's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 1,557
Thanks: 45
Thanked 534 Times in 340 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SAB1 View Post
You are hearing the expansion of the ice as its building more. This weekend was so cold the sound was almost constant. Pretty cool to think how much pressure it takes to make that sound.
That's what they want us to believe.

I am pretty sure that sound is the mating call of Winni the lake monster!
8gv is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:48 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions Inc.

This page was generated in 0.23724 seconds