It was a gloomy day with low cloud today, so I was able to snap only a few photographs as I approached the airport.
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I think I was roughly over the Yacht Club when I took this picture looking down the channel towards Channel Island. That should be Forrest Island right off the wingtip.
The Keewatin Bridge is visible at the left of this photograph. Mackies Island is the one in the foreground, Cameron Island beyond it at the right of the picture, and beyond that, Coney Island. Moments later I got one more shot going in the same direction.
I would say that Safety Bay is about half open now. That white structure on the shore at the left is the roof of the Lake of the Woods Discovery Center, home of Tourism Kenora. If you click on the picture to see all the detail, you can make out their large Canadian Flag.
Keep in mind that I take pictures where the water is. That’s a gentle way of reminding you that the rest of the lake is very much frozen. For instance, Cam says the Manitou- which is one of the last parts of the lake to thaw- still has ice up to three feet thick. This is normal. Melting all the ice takes approximately six weeks from start to finish.