After watching the weather for a week we set of ice hunting. Dave (P) and Ryan joined me on a trip around Central Otago to look for skate-able ice. After an early start on Saturday morn we stopped in at the Lower Manorburn. Around 20mm ice - not enough in the fog. Soft surface. Headed to Poolburn and a beautiful day but same again - around 20mm ice. We managed a creaky skate on the north edge anyway - on probably what is the thinnest ice I have ever skated on. Dave (P) went for an ice swim - a keen man! From there we headed to Idaburn and checked out any pond we could find - but like the Idaburn not quite enough ice!