No sub-freezing temps anywhere in view, with rain on the way. Last night it was twenty degrees here and the rain barrel made a half-inch of black ice, and by noon it was still there but penciled. The surface on Mace’s was fast and grippy, but the wind used up all it had yesterday and didn’t save enough for today. But there were just enough nice gusts to keep the iceboater interested on an upwind-downwind quarter mile course. Great for practicing starts, chasing shifts and mark roundings.
The pond is right on the road so people would stop and come down to see what iceboating was all about. A great place for sport outreach.
Lloyd always said that if you’re on a small lake, marks make it much more interesting.
Marks are supposed to be orange, but AN orange will work in a pinch.
Spring meeting planned for May 4 or 5, but we haven’t yet nailed down a venue. Hoping for Damariscotta Lake Farm Inn, as usual, but it’s complicated. Stand by for an update soon.