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Ice In on Deer Lake

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Fun on the Ice over the years.

 Skating and boating are part of the Deer Lake Winter

                                                                                                                        Photo by Nancy Zupan

The Ice on the smaller lakes like Otter, just north of Deer, have been put to good use for over a week



Some photos from a remarkable Ice-Day on Deer Lake, 2011



 Virgin Ice is still thin.

 Near shore you can easily see the bottom, and get a sense of the thickness by the cracks seen near top of photo (actually about four inches all across the lake on this day).

 Out in the middle skaters dodge around a mosaic of shallow drifts and cracks,

some of which had flooded to form short ridges.

Skating down the ridge line.   (photo by Nancy Zupan)

 The ice-day party stops for a snack on the ice. 

Note the fish-house out near Christmas Point.

 Skating over the bay to the Point, we find some ice-anglers getting set up.

 A Beautiful day on the Ice of Deer Lake.  The lake ice sings its boomy song!

 Wish you were here for a Deer Lake Ice-Day!