A flight to Winnipeg took me right past Safety Bay, Clearwater Bay, Shoal Lake, West Hawk and Falcon Lake. Only Safety Bay has open water right now, all those other places are frozen solid.
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A good stretch of water is open on Safety Bay, and some is visible in the distance near Channel Island.
This next photo was taken on the return flight in the afternoon, looking south east.
Here’s a closer look at the Channel Island area.
There’s one more notable patch of open water: Devil’s Gap.
I mentioned in my previous post that it would be interesting to compare March 14th, 2015 to April 14th, 2014. Here’s a picture of the Kenora area from eleven months ago.
That big patch of grey on Jackfish Bay is not open water, it’s a cloud shadow. Still, there was more open water then than now, so we aren’t quite a full month ahead of last year’s very late thaw– more like three weeks further along.
The new pictures were taken on the flight to Winnipeg for the Grand Prize winner of the Children’s Art Contest. Emily Pencoff brought her mom, dad, grandma and brother along to see Disney on Ice in Winnipeg. So one last picture: her winning entry.
I cannot wait until the lake looks like that.