The snow forecast for tomorrow has been moved ahead to the late afternoon, so it looks like there will be sailing for all. Further scouting this afternoon turned up a slush layer under two inches of ice in one spot, and a reduction of thickness to 4″ over an area just north of the first narrows in the Western Reach. I didn’t proceed beyond there. I also didn’t go east of Crane Island, but we can check that as a group before letting it rip!
The ice was a bit rough for skates in spots, even with the Kitewing to hang onto, but then there were the glassy smooth patches, too. They are darker, but are the same thickness as everywhere else I drilled: 6-8″.