|On January 4th, it was open water...|
|and a fabulous sunset|
|fire in the sky, and open water below!|
|January 6th, we had the start of the ice, ringing the bay|
|and steaming -- since the lake is warmer than the air, you get a lot of this as the ice forms.|
|still, most of the lake, including Bondi Bay, was still unfrozen.|
|January 7th changed that. Overnight, the entire bay locked up.|
There was still open water beyond the points, still smoking...
|that rising mist made for some very pretty sights!|
|as the sun came up, you could just make out the sundog (centre of the phtoo, in the treetops) that|
signalled a change in the weather coming.
|January 8th, and not just Bondi Bay but almost all of this end of Haystack Bay was frozen across. Don't trust the ice|
though, it's not strong yet!
|Wind had blown most of the snow away, leaving a glaze of black ice.|
|and that icy smooth surface made the most of the sunset, reflecting back the strong colours.|
|the 'yellow brick road' across the bay...|