|Poolburn rocks - great skating|
Up to Poolburn at daybreak to try for a skate before the bad weather arrived. Was pleased to see that the whole dam had resurfaced ice and, despite the dull weather, was a great skate. Skated out around the main island and into long arm. Great skating but by the time I left a strong wind had come up and was starting to melt the ice around the edges. After a bit of 'jacket sailing' I headed down to the Lower Manorburn. Good skating there as well and good to catch up and skate with Inge and talk to a few locals. Met another Dave from Dunedin who amazed me with his balance on a bike on wet ice! Even his dog was impressed...Manorburn middle basin has plenty of ice but became wet as the wind came up.
|Cold place for a holiday|
|Dave the brave.....|
|Inge getting a few runs in.|
Poolburn - Resurfaced ice over the whole dam. Great skating. Unfortunately when I left the wind had come up and was working away at the ice with some water starting to appear at the edges. Track good but rough at the top.
Manoburn - Still plenty of ice in the main basin. Good skating. Wind had come up by midday and the ice became wet.