the lake 'had' a thin layer of ice, still does, just not the entire lake. Looking out toward Founds island, it is now open water from the island shore to about 1/3 distance to the marina. Virtually all of our snow is gone, it's overcast today and unseasonably mild. Sorry folks...will keep you updated.
FROZEN! it is a chilllly -14 up here on the lake which helped put a very thin layer of ice on the lake. pic 1 is yesterday afternoon (December 19) at the gas pump, the second photo is from the restaurant deck this morning, (dec 20 2014), the photo quality doesn't show the ice well but it is definitely there.
Just noticed that we haven't posted since August. Will try to keep updates now that we are getting closer to ice. As of today, December 18, 2014...the lake is still water. The protected areas in the slips have started to freeze as have the ponds down anstruther Lake rd. We just finished installing a dock on Jack Lake - yes - a dock install in nov/dec. So we know from being there that Jack has been frozen for more than a week. The webcam unfortunately is once again stuck on a previous image but we hope to fix it soon so you can see conditions from home.
Note -- we have created a NEW facebook page...first name Markandlee...last name...Anstruther. We invite current cottagers to become our friend. We abandoned the former facebook page when Facebook required us to change from a 'personal' setup to a 'business' setup. Our intent for Facebook is to allow a closed forum for the Anstruther Family, we have no interest in using facebook as a marketing tool which is the objective of the business setup.
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