After a week of warmer windy weather headed to Poolburn to meet Inge and see what ice was left. Much of the ice had melted but a good frost this morning has surrounded the ice that was left and locked it in. The new ice was too thin to skate but there were a few places to get onto the remaining ice pack. The small bay was the safest with a good area to skate. Later on I went and had a skate in the main bay on a chunk of old ice that I could get to then over to the far big bay where, despite a few more ice hazards, had a fantastic skate. After an afternoon of exploring by MTB I finished the day with a skate at Rushcutters on the Lower Manorburn. Thick ice close in to the shade and wet from the warm wind but a nice (limited) skate. Hopefully we will get a few more frosts.......
|Great skating in the small bay|
|Wind damage on the ice|
|Big bay - good skate despite the hazards|
|Evening at Rushcutters|
|Sun down at Rushcutters|