We then drove to the inside gate at Lake Ida and walked in where we met up with Alan K and his friends Eki and Helena. The ice on Ida was superb - although a little wet in places. A great skate which unfortunately included me going through on the only thin ice on the lake. After a self rescue and Dave P's amazing retrieval of my camera from under the ice we finished off and headed back to Otago. Will talk more about the dip through the ice in a later post (along with a bit of video) and apart from that the lasting impression of skating on this day will be the clear nature of the ice over the whole lake - like skating on clear glass - fab!
|Checking the ice on Lake Camp|