Monday, June 6, 2011

Waiting for ice

Hoffmans Dam waiting for a freeze!

After the warmest May for many years (2nd warmest since records began in NZ I think) we are still waiting for signs that winter is here for 2011. Visited the Naseby area during the weekend and took time out to check out local conditions. The local ice rink (man made) had hoped to open but were still waiting for frosty weather before they make ice. Coalpit Dam (a known natural skating area) water temperature was 5.2 degrees and Hoffmans Dam 5.5. We had one frosty morning and I saw my first thin ice of this year on Lower Coalpit Dam. Still a long way off but hoping!!!

A thin sliver of ice on lower Coalpit Dam

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