Andrew K. had a chance to swing out over the lake and take some more pictures from the Cessna on Sunday afternoon. First, one from close to town.
This is Rat Portage Bay, looking NE towards downtown Kenora. Gun Club Island is still completely icelocked, and with no passage from Laurenson’s Creek to Devil’s Gap there’s no point in the city crews taking out the floating bridge to Coney Island just yet. The link to the Kenora webcam will let you keep an eye on the status of the bridge, by the way.
Now let’s look the other way:
That’s Gun Club Island in the foreground, looking SSE over Treaty Island to Scotty Island at the very top of the picture. The ice is still holding together in Rat Portage Bay, and although you could boat through Keewatin Channel as far as The Tangle, you still could not make a landing on Town Island or Scotty.
Here’s a closer look at the farthest you can go:
Channel Island dominating the bottom of the picture, looking SSE at Scotty Island, which sprawls across the picture just above the center, and Andrew Bay in the far distance. No way to get a boat to Middle Island or Hay Island yet.
Lastly, because we all want to see the ice go as fast as possible, here’s a link to a cool time-lapse video that Tyler Hay sent me of the ice going out on Falcon Lake.