I took the opportunity to photograph the lake again this afternoon. Not because I expected huge changes, but to try and fill in some of the areas I missed. The first thing I noticed is that there are still vast areas of Lake of the Woods that are frozen solid.
Bigstone Bay is almost entirely covered in white ice, although Moore Bay, to the south of Hay Island, looks open.
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I turned my attention to the Middle Island / Scotty Island area.
What about Whisky Island and down towards Crow Rock?
Scotty beach at the bottom center of the picture, looking W towards Crow Rock, Whisky Island, and Wolf Island. You cannot reach any of them yet. I think there is too much ice between Kenora and the Barrier Islands for them to be accessible this weekend.
Closer to town, things have gone better. Camp Stevens is surrounded by open water, and although I didn’t get a picture of them, I saw two sailboats near Town Island today.
One reason I took so many photographs today is that the long weekend is almost upon us. People want to make plans. Another reason is that I will not be flying tomorrow or over the weekend, so I will not be able to offer new pictures until next week.
I’m still hopeful that next week is when we will see the lake open completely.