Headed straight to Coalpit Dam as it would be the most sheltered. Temp when I arrived was -9! Good part of the dam was snow ice hard enough to skate on. New black ice in some parts but too thin for skating and a some water showing. Had fun cruising around on the hard bumpy ice. Cold though and eventually had to get my heated gloves and a face mask!
Checked out Hoffmans Dam afterwards and ended up with a great skate. The whole dam including the tail was locked in snow ice - bit bumpy in places but good skating. Thinner in the main area so care was needed. Hoffmans looked fabulous with snow on the surrounding fir trees - a real treat and hard to leave.
|Sun coming up on Coalpit|
|In the tail of Hoffmans|
|Looking down the tail of Hoffmans|
Also visited the old curling rink up behind Naseby (pic below)
|Old curling rink.|