Having lived in Idaho, Iowa, and Massachusetts prior to moving here, I thought I was pretty familiar with winter and all its beauty. I've seen six-foot long icicles, daintily frosted cornfields, felt whipping winds, and shoveled tunnels through snow up to my shoulder. But venturing down to the East End Beach yesterday during low tide, I spied the weirdest wintery view. Check it out:

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It looks like a bunch of little whales are poking their heads up through the ice. If you look closer, you realize these are just the boulders on the beach poking up through a sheet of ice that formed flat at high tide. I've never lived this close to a beach with tides - and never even visited in winter - so I've never seen anything like it. It only gets better if you step on it, with all the pops and squeals. You gotta check it out! If you have a dog with you, note: it may be very suspicious of the creepy creatures poking through the ice.

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