Well how about this. On Monday (16th Aug) while going through Alex I drove out to the Lower Monorburn just to check that the ice melted and was surprised to see a lump still in Rush Cutters Corner. The ice had formed so thickly here during the cold spell that it took some melting! It was still around 100mm thick but in weak condition. I managed to get a bit of a skate due to the sheer thickness. It was quite weak and noisy - with a hard but rough surface. When I left it had cracked into smaller pieces that were rubbing together. Not pretty ..... but hey a late season skate!