BREAK-UP 2005

Thursday, April 28

 

Photos by Gerry Gooderham

Ogama Island, Lake Temagami

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Dean Potts and crew of women

   

APRIL 28, 2005 Well, the weatherman was wrong. No winds last night, but a cold 3 C  again and rain. By afternoon there was some sun and a slight wind from the west.

I ventured out by boat around 5 p.m. and ran into another boat on my way to Camp Wabikon on the south end of Temagami Island, which seems to be the most accessible way to the landing. The boatload was driven by Dean Potts of Bear Island. I went as far as Wabikon and turn back. I was not prepared to get this far and I am cold and wet from rain.

There is a lot of ice and still 8 inches thick. Too hard to break although many places were simply ice soup. I anticipate a boat ride to the landing on Friday if the winds do not play havoc with the ice. It is easy to become icebound in these conditions and that is not fun.

Gerry Gooderham of Ogama Island, Lake Temagami

Open water around Wabikon

Lots of ice between Wabikon and High Rock Island (background)

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