Windy Lake and Onaping Falls

This weekend has been hot, a barmy 27°C, we went to the ‘Midway’ in Hanmer on Saturday evening with Troy, Katie, Curtis and Mckenzie, it was great fun, we went on all of the big rides, too much fun to take many photos.

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1st and 2nd – Troy and I on the Cannon Ball, the 3rd picture is of Curtis and I on Alien Abduction ride, which spins and pins the rider to the walls and lastly Hannah and I on the Big Wheel.

Sunday we went to Windy Lake for no particular reason, other than it was a beautiful day. Upon arrival at the lake shore we came across the fire that we had back on Saturday 5th January in the snow. Blog entry.

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Then we saw that there was ice being blown into the shoreline by the wind.

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The water was very cold. Almost freezing! We stayed for a while, I flew my helicopters, Hannah read a book and I sketched the lake. We left after about an hour and headed home, stopping at Onaping Falls.

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It was running very deep with melt water, very noisy and pretty spectacular. Video.

Also we have a new draft excluder:

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A couple of weeks ago we were down at Ramsey, the ice had melted around the shoreline, but the ice was still out in the middle, also the water level was high:

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