Saturday, August 5, 2017

Black and white....

Up to Poolburn at first light to find a surprising amount of ice.  Mostly smooth hard white snow ice with big patches of new black ice.  Great skating.  Was able to skate to the dam and around the back of the main island the other way.  Just had to be aware of some of new ice that was too thin. Fabulous.
On the way home had a look at Eweburn Dam.  Mostly water but had a skate in the sheltered bay.  Worth checking in the future.
Maybe the last skate of the season as warm weather is predicted.
At the bottom of the lake
Rock Islands
Clear black ice

Eweburn Dam
Eweburn Dam - looking out of the bay

Poolburn:  Had good ice in the main bay.  Will work tomorrow with a frost.  Track mucky when it thaws.

Friday, August 4, 2017

Not the pits....

Thought I would try for one last skate for the season so headed to Central this arvo.
Surprised to find the ice so good on Coalpit this afternoon.  It had held well over the week.  Smooth hard and fast snow ice.  Great skating.  Hoffman's was just as good and enjoyed skating into the tail.
We'll worth the effort.



Coalpit Dam:  Hard smooth snow ice over most of the dam.  Good skating.  Skate with the frost in the morning.  Will get creaky when the day warms up.