|Sunrise on the ice|
Thick ice in half the main bay with new back ice beyond that. The black ice was a bit variable but fantastic skating. We made it a fair way around the side of the island but were turned back by thinning ice. Peter and his son and friend made good use of the safe ice for a bit of pond hockey and a couple of Lord of the Rings fans from France stopped by the a chat and had go on the ice scooter.
Eventually able to get the kite out for a bit of fun though the ice surface was melting at this stage and very slippery making it hard to edge.
Hopefully the ice will survive as it will be a bit warmer and windy over the next few days.
On the way home I stopped in at Idaburn and Coalpit for a quick skate.
|With Inge and Jane on the black ice|
|Coalpit on the way home|
Idaburn: 60mm over some of the main bay. Melting in the wind...
Coalpit: 50-60mm on some of the dam - thinner at the edges.