|Lake Camp (click for full size)|
After a week of warm windy weather we had no plans to go skating this weekend but on a drive to Christchurch today I decided to visit a couple of ice spots on the way through. The road to Clearwater had some surface ice in various places, little ice on the lakes but I was treated to fabulous views and great weather.
The gate to Lake Ida was locked so had a look at Lake Evelyn and was treated to a skate on the shady side - hard bumpy snow ice (30-40mm) - at the top end of the lake. The rest of the lake was water. I was joined by Jeremy and Lucy from ChCh. They had walked through to Ida but not skated as were unsure how safe it was but thought the ice looked similar to Evelyn. Great to have an unexpected skate and good to see some ice has held through the warm spell.
|Jeremy and Lucy|