Thank You, Pushaw Lake

It’s snowing in Maine this evening. We’ve had one of the most remarkable runs on amazing ice in recent memory. More than one guy compared these days with the epic ice of Winnipesaukee in 2010. About a dozen or so boats chased the rare puff today in the calm before the storm. It was very cold, so one of the neighbors living near the pits came out and built a fire out on the ice. Skaters and sailors gathered around to get warm and contemplate this great plate.

Thanks to all those who traveled long distances to sail with us. It’s the good company that’s the icing on the lake. Denis came down from Quebec a couple of times and made this video:

And one from Doug Raymond’s daughter Briana: Note the amazing reflection of the clouds in the ice.

We also had a nice write-up in the Bangor Daily News:

‘It feels like soaring’: Ice boaters streak across surface of Pushaw Lake in Orono — Bangor — Bangor Daily News — BDN Maine

Kudos to new iceboater Guy Polyblank for getting top billing.

Meanwhile, ice has been building everywhere. The snow is supposed to change to rain along the coast, so some of our new ice might survive. We’ll be rallying the spies after we all have a well deserved rest, and maybe even get a little paying work done.

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