We came home in afternoon sunlight today, and approached Kenora from the south east.
This picture looks north, with Silver Lake in the distance. It’s all ice out that way.
Click on these pictures to see a larger, high-res version that is zoomable.
We didn’t go over Sioux Narrows, but we got close enough to see Whitefish Bay.
If you click on this picture and zoom in, you can make out a little open water at Whitefish Narrows. Off in the distance, the Big Traverse is still frozen.
Now that we’ve established that there are vast expanses of ice, let’s get back to my preference for taking pictures where the water is.
This picture looks west at the open water at the Elbow. East Allie Island is in front of the wing, then Allie Island, and beyond the water are Mathis Island and Shammis Island.
The biggest expanse of open water is still Keewatin Channel.
The picture above was taken from over Middle Island. Scotty Island and the distinctive Scotty’s Beach are at the lower left. Just above that, you can see that water is lapping at Anchor Island now.
Last, a closer look at the passage through Devil’s Gap.
Kenora is in the distance at the left in this shot that looks north. You still couldn’t really go very far through the Gap by boat, but you could make it to Nickerson Island, and Galt will be reachable soon.
That’s about it for my photos today, but Matthew Render snapped a few shots from his Air Canada A320 as he flew by at 37,000 feet.
These are not zoomable. Matthew probably sent them straight from his smartphone.
First, Shoal Lake. All ice, except a little patch at the left edge.
This shot looks east, so you can see Clearwater Bay, Ptarmigan Bay and that area in the background.
Looks like there’s some water at the North West Angle. Thanks, Matthew.
That’s it for today.