Jim Gagnon and I skated from our launch site all the way to the narrows and back. The only flaw we found is this healed pressure ridge at the usual point-to-point location.
The surface is an easy eight, if not better. The poorest ice is in the pit bay. Absolutely first class plate, and it appears to go all the way to the south end. If only the North Americans organizers had known. Lack of intel on our part. Here’s even parking for 100 cars:
We’ll be planning on something Sunday-Monday, though Monday looks to be the better of the two.
The weather could change things, of course. Why are we not surprised. Jim will have a look late tomorrow when the light snow will have changed to rain, and our tears for having missed this…