As regulars know, I start the winter’s ice report as a post on the blog. Google loves blog posts, but ignores pages on the same site until traffic forces it to take notice. Reverse chronological order of postings makes this post soon fade into the other three hundred entries, so you’ll soon find this material posted as as page on the top of the blue column to your right. With enough contributions of data, I’ll be able to keep it up until spring breakup.
Sunday, 11 December, 2011
Intrepid hunters Vanya Rohwer and Martin Mallett report that between Lower Rock Lake and Opinicon Lake the beaver ponds this morning were frozen to a depth of about 1″, thereby depriving the area of puddle ducks. The streams remain open, and they saw no ice on Rock or Opinicon.
Saturday, 10 December, 2011
Tony Izatt, from Newboro, Ontario, on Newboro Lake, reports no ice yet. “According to my neighbour Greg Monk there was a thin covering earlier this morning along shore, but I guess the wind broke it up. Another neighbour Bob French was out in his boat today. He would have been ice-breaking this morning at the ramp.”