Headed to Queenstown today for the snow and on the way checked for ice at any spots I could find. No joy in the warm temperatures. On the way home in the evening I dropped into the Lower Manorburn Dam just for a look. Found a patch of ice that was thick enough for a skate! Surface was smooth and hard in the shade. Had a skate in a limited area - enough for a few turns and a bit of a glide around. The ice seems to be on its last legs with big patches of water showing - and this may be my last skate here this year unless we get some cold hard weather.
5.00pm - Looking down to the middle basin - water on the left.