A lot has passed ice-wise since I last posted! This is the first part. Last Wednesday Dave P and I made a 'leaning on the car talking' decision and decided to head to Canterbury to check out the ice and catch up with Alan K . We left Dunedin after lunch and made Lake Clearwater after dark. Alan (and two of his friends) made us very welcome at his bach.
Alan and Dave accompanied me down to the lake and I had a creaky night skate in one area of Lake Clearwater. (no photo!)
Our plan was to skate Clearwater in the morning after what we hoped would be a good frost, and head to Lake Ida the following day.