The third week of April was very much another week of winter here on the lake. We were even “iced in” for a while as driving sleet and freezing rain left a thick coating of ice on lakeside windows. Nevertheless, we broke out in sunny smiles when we realized that the Hollinger ice boat was out in the storm, zipping about on the frozen lake!
We have needed the warming sunshine this week, as cold, blustery North Wind has taken us over. Nevertheless, the lake is looking a little gray in spots and where brooks enter there is open water. Common Mergansers are appearing, a sure sign of spring! The males are often mistaken for loons this time of year.