Bondi Resort Blog

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Saturday, December 7, 2013

How Lakes Freeze

First came the cold, then the snow. Then ice crept across the bay.

Two days ago, we got a sudden mild incursion of air from the South. Down went the snow, and water  spread across the fragile new ice, catching clouds and shadows. Mirror of the sky...

Today it's rock hard again, cold, the ice is back, so too the snow. The ground beneath is now frozen, so the snow will stay.

Winter, step by step and snowflake by snowflake, this way comes.


  1. And in the case of a lake as sizeable as that one, it takes its time.

    Here I was on the ice of a pond that's frozen over strong enough for people to walk on this morning. Rather early in the season for that, but the ice was solid.

  2. Fantastic to watch when lakes freezes up just due to snow.