Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Warm again

The Lower Manorburn yesterday with a skim of new ice.  Today the temp is +12 deg!

Photo by A.T.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Ice...... wherefore art thou?

The warm and wet continues.... apart from two very cold mornings at home.  Nice to see a -3 for a change and the frost around all day yesterday in some shaded parts .... but rain on the way.

Ice report today:  two cooler nights have made a (very) thin skiff of  ice in Rush Cutters Corner at the Manorburn Dam.   Nothing much anywhere else........

Friday, June 6, 2014

Waiting again.......

Disappointingly warm weather since last Monday - along with rain has put ice hunting on hold for this weekend.

Hopefully we will get frost again soon........

Dave P checking out the skim of ice on Poolburn last weekend..

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