I don’t plan a full post today, but there are some minor things that I should mention.
John Dahl reports that the ice is gone from Laurenson’s Lake. In his words:
Today, May 11th, our lake was completely ice free. Second latest date we have over the past 30 or so years. Latest was in 1996 when it was ice free May 13th by our records.
From the comments form, Susan reports that there is still solid ice on Clearwater Bay, and says there’s lots of dock damage due to recent wind, high water and ice.
Which brings us to why this post is called Lost & Found.
When I’m hiking the trails on Tunnel Island, I usually pick up any lost items I come across and take them to the trail map at the parking lot. Mittens, mostly.
However, yesterday I spotted this on the Winnipeg River, and it was too big for that.
It’s a dock, and it still has rocks on it that were intended to weigh it down.
So if you have a place on the river, not far below the Norman Dam, maybe check to see if something is missing from your waterfront.
The owner of the dock has been located. He has already secured it and will retrieve it soon.
Apologies to everyone who hoped that this might be theirs. It seems a number of people are missing docks from a range of places.