Earlier this week I scheduled rental on a Cessna 172 for this morning. It was before the forecast started firming up for today’s weather. I had to cancel my flying for this morning. The clouds are on the ground. The Metar was OVC 001 which means that it is overcast and the cloud ceiling is 100 ft. Definitely not high enough for flying. I have to admit I’m disappointed. It’s been a couple of weeks since I’ve been up flying and was looking forward to it.
The above picture is standing at the shore of the lake this morning. Usually I can see the opposite shores west, north and east. This is the eastern view. I can at least see a little in that direction. To the west and north nothing but the whiteness of the snow on the lake and the fog.
When I was down by the lake this morning I could see headlights off in the east. I couldn’t believe someone actually planned on driving on the lake with a pickup truck. The ice is not good this year. Remember my earlier post about the annual intelligence test? I have a feeling that before this weekend is over someone, maybe that truck will go through the ice.
I could tell that it is much warmer this morning. In the distance I could hear the crows cawing. That is something you usually don’t hear on most winter days around here. Only on the warmer days.
Just as I started to walk back up to the house I heard a gas-powered ice auger start drilling holes. That pickup truck must have found its perfect ice fishing spot….or not! We will see what the day brings.