21 May, 2008
Due to the rise of the temperature, snow's got wet during the afternoon, and the seal of my ski got wet as well. As snow stuck to the wet seal and was frozen into ice, I haven't been able to glide on my skis so fast. I decided to move at night because temperatures drop at night, and snow gets a little harder with less wetness.
Comparing 20 years ago, I have a feeling it is getting warmer in the Arctic region. Snow on rivers and mountains have disappeared and it's already warm in the middle of May. I think arrival of the spring is one month earlier than ever. As the cold season is coming one month later than ever, Ice of Icecaps being melty can be seen all over.
It is the first time I couldn't use seal of my ski due to wet snow. But, it is only the same as the cold in Japan. The softer snow gets, heavier my sled gets. So, it will be hard to pull my sled. It is getting so warm day by day that I might not be able to walk any more.