We had fabulous skating on fast smooth dry black ice - I have not personally skated on such an immense area of such ice. Wow. We explored new bays and islands created by the high water.
We also skated into the long tail and had fun forging as far upstream as we could until we came to running water. Gooder than as good as it gets.........
Ice 60mm + over the whole lake - smooth and locked in. Road - good with some snow on top. Make sure you have safety practices organized as you can get a long way (and well out of sight) from your vehicle.
Ida Burn Dam - 60mm + locked in - good skating - smooth ice. Skate with the frost.
Can it get better....
|Round a new island - and a fence!|
|Time for a short break|
|Skating the stream in the tail|