US It was so cold in Maine on Sunday, someone was ice skating on the beach

23:05  08 january  2018
23:05  08 january  2018 Source:   The Boston Globe

‘Slurpee waves’ again wash ashore on Nantucket

  ‘Slurpee waves’ again wash ashore on Nantucket The long cold snap this week brought on some strange phenomenons, including “sharksicles” found washed up on Cape Cod beaches; ice chunks stacked along the coast, crushing docks in a scene like something plucked from “The Revenant”; and increasing use of the term “bombogenesis,” a word that likely wasn’t in most daily lexicons. On Tuesday, for the second time in at least three years, another oddity was added to that list: so-called “Slurpee waves” — slush-like ocean water that slowly rolls towards the shoreline in a hypnotizing fashion.

Cold -weather records were broken around New England on Sunday , but that didn’t stop one man from getting some creative outdoor exercise. Married couple Peter and Sandra Lekousi were going for a short stroll Sunday evening along the wide-open Long Sands Beach in York, Maine

A video shows a man skating on a York beach on Sunday after a record cold snap. Peter Lekousi likes to joke that every day is a beach day in Maine . So it was no surprise that he visited Long Sands Beach on Sunday ; the surprise was the man who was skating on the beach .

Cold-weather records were broken around New England on Sunday, but that didn’t stop one man from getting some creative outdoor exercise. 

Married couple Peter and Sandra Lekousi were going for a short stroll Sunday evening along the wide-open Long Sands Beach in York, Maine, to take photos when they spotted a man ice skating — yes, ice skating — on the beach.

“It was freezing cold — too cold for us to be on the beach — and he was skating on the beach,” Sandra said in a phone interview, adding that the water was “all slush.”

“We had never seen that before,” she said. “And he was a really good skater.”

The couple stopped to take a video, which Peter uploaded to his Facebook page. By Monday afternoon, the video had more than 1,500 views. In the post, Peter told his followers that if anyone knew who the skater was, to tag him on Facebook.

“I keep trying to tell you all, every day is a beach day in Maine,” he joked in his post.

The National Weather Service said cold weather records were broken Sunday in Portland, Maine, at minus-12 degrees. Records were also broken in Worcester (minus-9), Providence (minus-3), and Hartford (minus-9).

New Hampshire teen killed in sledding accident at Maine ski resort .
A New Hampshire high school student was killed and another was seriously injured early Wednesday when the sled they were riding in an after-hours excursion at a Maine ski resort crashed into a tree. Oxford County Chief Deputy Hart Daley said three teens sneaked into the Sunday River resort while it was closed and were riding an inflatable tube down the trails when the crash occurred.A resort spokeswoman said the three were sliding on the Tempest Trail, which is steeper than most sledding hills. Part of it is rated for expert skiers, and part is rated for intermediate skiers.Sledding is not allowed on ski trails at the resort.

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