Sunday, 30 December 2012
This morning the north end of the lake has significant open water. The south end of the lake is frozen well past Buck Island as you look north. About a mile north of Buck Island there is a large amount of open water.
Please do not even think about heading out on the ice at this point.
The actual ice in date was January 4, 2013 this year.
Saturday, 29 December 2012
Chandos Lake Ice In/Ice Out Dates 2007 - 2012
Ice Out Ice In
2007 December 10, 2007
2008 April 21, 2008 December 8, 2008
2009 April 16, 2009 January 4, 2010
2010 April 3, 2010 December 21, 2010
2011 April 20, 2011 January 15, 2012
2012 March 23, 2012 December 29, 2012
At this point the ice is far from safe for travel. The forecast calls for well below zero Celsius temperatures right through the first week of 2013 with very little snow so the ice should build quickly.
Be extremely careful travelling the lake even after the ice has frozen sufficiently to permit travel across it.
This morning after another night of minus 15 Celsius temperatures and very calm winds the lake is frozen.
Buck Island, Chandos Lake, December 29, 2012
Monday, 24 December 2012
Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas and all the best for a prosperous, safe and happy 2013!!
Wednesday, 19 December 2012
Friday, 14 December 2012
July was welcomed in with more beautiful summer weather. The Lions ran another excellent Canada Day Parade in Apsley which was followed by children’s games and other festivities at Lions Park. The day ended with a tremendous fireworks display to fully celebrate the July 1st birthday of Canada.
After a long hard winter, there is nothing better than thoughts of another beautiful summer at the cottage, and the first step is the spring Cottage Life Show. Nothing gets you back in the mood faster than being able to enjoy a day of new cottage toys, or even boring stuff, like new plumbing options or animal control products.
I'd like to invite you to the 2013 Spring Cottage Life Show where we can chat about what North Kawartha has to offer you, your family or even your friends. Whether it’s on Jack, Chandos, Anstruther, or other lakes in our area, we can help you find something that will fit your lifestyle and budget.
If you are thinking of buying or selling, please call me for a free, no obligation opinion of value. The 2013 Cottage Selling Season begins with the Spring Cottage Life Show from April 5-7, 2013. Property listings will be extensively promoted at the show.
Tuesday, 11 December 2012
Through out the day the temperature warmed up and the freezing rain turned to rain and then stopped. By late afternoon the weather was clearing and a high pressure system was moving in. Overnight temperatures feel to minus 14 Celsius on the shores of Chandos Lake.
Tuesday is a bright sunny winter's day in Apsley. Several more days of sunny weather are forecast before we receive some snow on the weekend.