Quite a tug of war around here. The temperature calls for ice on Lake Manitou--but the wind will not stand for it. To date the wind has been able to keep the lake mostly open--but we think the tables will turn by Monday--as the air is now still and the weatherman calls for 6 degrees.
In the meantime, we take advantage of our channel. The channel is in the lee of the wind, and the ice supports the kayaks as we slide them to and fro.