Bondi Resort Blog

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Thursday, March 17, 2011

This is the Day they said would Rain

 What a glorious spring day, with sun sun sun and temperatures driving up to about 10 degrees.

Our guests skied and hiked out to the Island -- a mile away (1.6 km.)  Easier, perhaps, than swimming that distance, as we do every week in summer, but just as beautiful.

Anna was trying cross country skis for the first time, and found the lake the perfect place to find a rhythm of kick and glide.

Later in the day, as the sun continued to shine, the lake began to water up -- these are classic March conditions. Skiing will now give way to skating on the bay, probably early in the day before the sun gets a good grip on the snow.
For those who are making maple syrup, these are the money days:  for the sap to run, warm days are needed, along with cold freezing nights and lots of snow on the ground.  Last year's thaw was so swift that the syrup season was truncated, so with any luck, this year will be a better run.

Fish huts will be coming off the lakes in the next week or so, while conditions are good for moving them.  It's been a few years, but who knows, maybe Brian will have a chance to get the Ice Boat out -- when we see the ice watering up like that, and we know there's still cold mornings in our future, if there's just a bit of a wind, the Ice Boat is more fun than you can really justify...

So, on this day that the Weather forecasters said would rain, we had brilliant, achingly bright sunshine, sweatshirt weather, bird song and soft snow...  Nothing wrong with that, except the forecast. Don't believe everything you see on the Weather network... 

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