These guys have way too much ice and time on their hands.....
Outboard motor is a nice touch!!
|Early morning skate - sun not up yet|
|Dave and Inge|
|Fresh ice....some thick enough to skate on|
|Wow - look at this black ice!|
|(very) Mini pond skate|
|Rushcutters - still a good lump of ice..|
|Watch for hazards....|
|More snow covering the ice...|
|Despite the snow a good skate...|
|Still some ice left on the far side.|
|Hidden hazards on Poolburn|
|Checking the edge ice.|
|Plank to get on to the main ice pack.|
|Great ice on the Manorburn|
|Moonlight on the ice.|
|The most fun to be had....|
|Dangerous spot - under pressure and going off|
|Idaburn - water in the gorge|
|Dawn on Poolburn|
|Sun finally coming up...|
|Poolburn Caravan Park (ed) :-)|
|Stars and moonlight on Idaburn|
|Poolburn rocks - great skating|
|Cold place for a holiday|
|Dave the brave.....|
|Inge getting a few runs in.|
|Clear ice - green slime is under the ice..|
|Black ice everywhere|
|Dave making the most of it|
|Looking up to the top of Styx Reservoir|
|Dave checking the intlet.|
|Resting on the river|
|Ice flows on the Taieri|
Idaburn: Plenty of ice. Best in the gorge but thin at entrance. Walk down to the small basin near the dam.
Manorburn: Plenty of ice in middle basin.
Mathaius and Styx: Great skating but will go off very quickly when it warms as they are both very open. Check carefully. Water level at Styx Res is constantly dropping causing plating at the edge. Can be tricky getting on and off especially if the ice is going aging.