The Lake Is Frozen

Over last weekend, the lake froze over. It is still too thin for activity out on it but that may change with more cold weather. It is possible to walk on the ice where you aren’t worried about falling through as in shallow areas where you could wade out of …

Changes in December

It has gotten cold and the lake is starting to freeze around the edges. Goose Rock, above, is snow covered with some ice and the distant shores are white, too. Goose Rock is near the west shore so it hasn’t gotten the same wind and waves as the east shores …

Looks Like December

It is now December and the warm days might get to 50 but are not very inviting for kayaking. Ice is forming in the swamps on the cold nights and then melting under the sun and temperatures in the 30s and 40s. The birds have mostly gone so there isn’t …

It Has Gotten a Bit Colder

New Hampshire and four other New England States had the warmest October on record. When the page on the calendar turned to November, it got colder. Forecast lows for the next week now are below freezing and there is snow on the ground. It looks a bit different walking down …

A Year of Loons

Loons nest on our lake but winter on the ocean. Because they can’t move well on land, the ocean tides preclude nesting on the ocean so they fly to lakes where the water level doesn’t change much during the nesting season. Loons appear on our lake right around ice out …