But the bay... well now that is a different story.
A little caveat: When it comes to going out onto frozen lakes, always KNOW BEFORE YOU GO. Dave and Mike had been careful to check the ice cover in our bay. There are still, we are a little sad to report, a good 16" of ice. And today, radiant with sunshine and t-shirt weather for sure, was just too nice to spend working indoors.
So... It was time to grab the oldest golf clubs, and take to the bay for the Bondi Masters. (no green jackets involved.)
We bring you a small selection of photos of the action. Fun is where you find it, and if you can Make your Own Cheer you are miles ahead of those who need to be entertained by electronic devices. The bay is the perfect place to work on that swing.
It is important, we add, to paint the golf balls first. Finding a white golf ball out there becomes a task in and of itself.
There is a natural water hazard near the main dock, but there were no balls lost to that today.
Some pretty fine form was on display, from Kevin, David and Mike. And on those swings where the form was, shall we say, patchy, the energy and enthusaiasm more than made up for it.
Taffy got in on the act -- mostly just wandering about checking out the course, but in this case checking that the golf tee was correctly sited...
And this final drive from David, one he says will never be repeated on an actual course, saw the ball lift up and sail for over 220 yards -- over top of the red roof of the boathouse!
We are never short of things to do up here!