Megunticook Done, now for Damariscotta

Lots of boats spent a second marvelous day threading the golden needles of Megunicook, the Queen of intimate iceboat sailing. Think of it as short track iceboating: every tack is along shore, around a point, or many quick ones in a row squeeking through a tight straight.

Here’s four boats playing cat and mouse around an island in the north end, below, the big cat chasing all the little mice:

But the wind’s going around to the south-west tomorrow which is not a great wind for this lake. So we are shifting to Lake Damariscotta tomorrow. Please launch from the beach until further notice. After a small flurry or drizzle on Sunday it looks like ice extends all the way to the weather horizon!

In breaking news, an intrepid group of ten got in the 2018 Winnepesaukee Hardway today. Stand by for the full report from the NEIYA. Congratulations team!

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