Crossing the Bering Strait

There is something about the idea of crossing the strait that really appeals to me. It is not from desire but purpose. Surviving temperatures that cold is surreal. I consider it to be the top of the world. There are multiple ways to cross the Bering Strait, the most obvious is by a floating piece of ice or a boat/canoe. I believe the distance is around fifty miles, an easy bicycle ride if there ever was one. Walking across thin ice, presumably with a canoe strapped to my back would most likely lead to hypothermia. When you abandon the flawed ideas you are left with concepts. What prevents my feet from walking on water is buoyancy, balance, and water density. If I made a device that suspended me on a buoyant object it would be subject to drift more than I would be able to move, my weight is required. The desire is to have the water react as a solid without lowering the temperature.

Water Striders use surface tension to walk on water. The Bering Strait however is not a body of water which is at rest.

cohesion allows for surface tension, creating a "solid-like" state upon which light-weight or low-density materials can be placed.

This picture was taken in a zero gravity environment showing the cohesive property of water. Obviously the answer to this dilemma is to get really cold shoes but I would never have socks warm enough to match. I might be wrong here but I believe if the hydrogen bonds would stay unbroken that would make it react like a solid.

In Legend of Zelda you could shoot an ice arrow to make a platform to walk across. Fifty miles is too long of a distance for that to work. 


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