Just a quick visit to Mahinerangi today to see how it was faring with the warmer wind. Unfortunately it was thawing fast. Had a skate on hard wet ice with thaw holes beginning to appear. Be the last here I think for this year.
I did see something that I had not noticed over the last few days - a small river completely frozen over on one side of a concrete bridge and flowing hard on the other. I could stand on the ice near the edge.