Another week of rain! The general air temperature has been up over all so no chance of ice at the moment.
Report from the Manorburn Dam this afternoon: calm and clear with great water reflections but - no ice anywhere! 8 deg.
After cooler weather and a couple of frosts Dave P and I decided to check out the usual spots to see if there was any ice around. A lot of water around due to the snow melt but we managed to get a small skate around parts of the edge at Coal Pit Dam. The earliest in the season both of us have been on natural ice.
Great to be out and about in winter and to finish up with a bit of a skate. Now if we had a few more frosts......
Dave P gets his skates on..
Manorburn - around 20mm - high water level - a few frosts will bring it on
Idaburn - a skim in part of the main area
Poolburn - 10mm in various parts along with open water