From sparkling crisp spring sunshine to 500 ft cloudbase, snow and universal grey for three days or so. A little thaw yesterday and then it froze again so the place is a skating rink.Sledge Island invisible in the murk. We pulled the crab pots a few days ago – good decision as it turned out. There is clear water only a few yards from the pressure ridge where they were and the whole slab may break away in the current and wind. The photo is Pat baiting one of the pots. The ice is only about half a metre thick which is most unusual.