Decided to drop in to Poolburn on the way back. The road had a bit of snow on it but was well frozen so a good drive.
My intention was to see if I could skate in a pond near the lake but checked the main lake. Surprised to see it covered in snow ice. The ice was 'double' ice - a layer of ice under water then water topped off with another layer of snow ice - not good for skating at all (and thin). Headed to the small bay and found a strip of ice around the edge and at the head of the bay that was skate-able. Fab! Ice was hard under a thin layer of snow. Good skating - smooth and quiet - great skate for such a bad season.
|Poolburn - Baby Bay|
|Shadow Mountains - Poolburn|
|Light cover of snow - smooth and quiet|