Bondi Resort Blog

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Friday, April 26, 2013

Breaking up is hard to do

 The ice is just about gone from our bay.  Parts of the Lake are already ice free.

It is now just shards, tinkling and chiming together as the wind ruffles the surface, and is so fragile that it is now not going to cause much damage.  That damage has in many cases already happened to docks and boathouses around the Lake.
 While the water is no longer rising, it is taking its own sweet time to start to subside.  The flow of water from Algonquin has slowed, but the rivers are still running high and strong, so we are currently in a bit of a holding pattern.  The docks are out there, somewhere beyond that shelly fragile ice and under those barrels.

 Here is a good look at the way the crystals start to come apart.
 While the ice is currently all the way across the dock, you can see there is really no ice left out farther, so there is not enough weight behind this to cause it to push on the docks if it does move about, so everyone can take a deep breath of relief.

It is still fairly thick along the shore leading to the cookout beach at Springside, but again, there's not a lot of power left in it.  So now we can enjoy watching it go...   and then we can start cleaning up what is left in the wake of the flood.  There are many places where deck chairs, canoes, etc. were left on docks for the winter. There is a big raft currently drifting against the boom at the Baysville dam.  And to the south, the boom smashed apart at High Falls, and a veritable 'furniture store' of rafts, docks, chairs, etc. all sailed away towards Georgian Bay.  All in all, we have been very fortunate, here at Bondi Village.  Thanks for that...

1 comment:

  1. The last few days have been difficult...

    I can't fathom the sort of person who leaves canoes and lawn chairs on docks for the winter....