Sunday, June 1, 2014

First ice!

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..
Dave Y

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

Ice pattens around the rushes - Manorburn


Ryan Hellyer said...

It's awesome to see you out skating so early. I'm not convinced you need to cold weather for skating though. We went skating in Berlin today in 35 deg. heat :)

Dave said...

Yes was early but rain since!!! May have to resort to inline skates like you - that looks like a massive piece of concrete 'ice'!

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