Thursday, August 9, 2012

Hang up the skates...

Time to hang up the skates as far as natural ice goes for this season.  Had a creaky skate in a limited area on the Lower Manorburn last night.  The ice was deteriorating rapidly and probably won't last another day.

Some great ice this season but an early finish!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

One for the road...

 With the warm temperatures we decided not to go ice hunting last weekend but today was surprised to find enough ice for a skate on the Lower Manorburn - in the shaded area of Rush Cutters.
The ice was in better condition  than a week ago (although less ice)  - around 60 mm, hard and dry and good to get a skate on natural ice again (despite the few bits of leaf litter on the ice).  Could be the last this year!!