A pretty day for snow scenes. I thought those who visited in the summer might get a kick out of seeing the lake with a coat of ice and snow. Very different, but beautiful in its own right.
It was a very laborious scoot across the ice today. The two inches of snow, frozen like bullets in the 9 degree temps, acted like sandpaper on the bottom of the kayak. But, every three feet I was able to swing down the ski pole tips as hard as I could--and no ice gave way. That meant I could return on foot--keeping the kayak very, very close on a tether. Still some thin ice patches out there--please use extreme care if you are going ice fishing.