Wednesday, 2 May 2018

I was into town by boat today for the first time.  This is a photo of Five Mile Bay looking west.  I think all the ice as far as I can see is gone.  There are still chunks of ice floating around and some back bays still have some ice.  Holiday Cove still has some ice but should be clear tomorrow.  This will be the last post until freeze up starts next fall.  Taken May2/18

Tuesday, 1 May 2018

 The channel across Five Mile Bay is open.  There are still some sheets of ice floating around that could block the channel.  The remaining ice should disappear in a day or two.  Notice the ice floating on the left side.  Taken May 1/18
 The far end of Five Mile Bay is still iced in.  I expect this to disappear in a day or two.  Taken May.1/18

Monday, 30 April 2018

Kineras Bay  Taken Apr.29/18

Sunday, 29 April 2018


 Looking east on Five Mile Bay towards Dunroe Is.  This ice is about 6" thick and soft.  I think it will have melted away after this Tuesday.  Taken Apr.29/18

 Looking east at the ice on the far side of Seven Mile Bay from Ted Hewit's place.  Taken Apr.29/18
 Looking out at open water from Beauty Island.  Taken Apr.29/18
 Ice between MacArthur Point and Amanda Is.  Taken Apr.29/18
Redner bay is still iced in.  Taken Apr.29/18
 Not much ice left on Kineras Bay.  Taken Apr.29/18














Saturday, 28 April 2018

 Despite the temperature hovering around 0C last night and today the melt has continued.  Taken Apr.28/18


Friday, 27 April 2018

 The ice on Kineras bay is breaking up.  Winter returns tomorrow with up to 2" of snow and cold  in the forecast.  That will halt the melting for a few days.  Taken Apr.27/18


Thursday, 26 April 2018

 Today's satellite photo  Apr.26/18
https://coastwatch.glerl.noaa.gov/modis/modis.php?region=h&page=1

 Amanda Is. is straight ahead with ice blocking the channel.  Taken Apr.26/18
 Ice at the entrance to Redner Bay.  Taken Apr.26/18
 Stevenson's Point

 The 1 1/2 of rain that fell yesterday helped melt the ice on Kineras Bay.  Taken Apr.26/18


Tuesday, 24 April 2018

 Looking west down Five Mile Bay near Dunroe Is.  I found 10" of fairly solid ice here.  With the downgrade in the weather forcast I think it will be Sunday before this is clear.  Taken Apr.24/18

 The view from the road looking at Holiday cove and the harbor.  Taken Apr.24/18
Point Pleasant Marina.  Taken Apr.24/18

Sunday, 22 April 2018

 Yesterdays satellite view of Georgian Bay.

https://coastwatch.glerl.noaa.gov/modis/modis.php?region=h&page=1
 It is still wintery along the snowmobile trail into Kineras Bay.  Taken Apr.22/18

 Today's view of Kineras Bay.  I measured 12" of ice yesterday.  Taken Apr.22/18

Wednesday, 18 April 2018

 I found 10" of soft white ice here on Five Mile Bay off Dunroe Is.  The ice has many snow drifts about 6'" high which made for slow going.  If the weather forcast holds this should be gone around the end of next week.  Taken Apr.18/18


 I passed the contractor boat heading out to check the ice approaching Three Mile Point.  Taken Apr.18/18
 There are some boats in the water at Glen Burney Marina.  Taken Apr.18/18
 There is 10" of soft white ice at Point Pleasant Marina.  Taken Apr.18/18
Back home on Kineras Bay I found 13" of soft white ice with 2" of slush on top.  Taken Apr.18/18

Monday, 16 April 2018

 These pictures taken on Kineras Bay show the aftermath of the storm that dumped 8" of snow, rain and ice crystals.  The ice is 12" thick with 2" of slush and 2" of snow on top.  Taken Apr.16/18


Wednesday, 11 April 2018

 These pictures were taken between Freedom Is. and MacArthur Point.  Taken Apr.11/18