I stopped off at Benmore hydro dam enroute to visiting Melissa in Oamaru.
During a skating expedition in July 2011, we stopped in at Conroy’s dam near Alexandra. There was no ice to be seen, but the lake was a beautiful crystal clear mirror.
Some photos from the face of the Poolburn dam. The ice was very thick right beside the dam face due to the shadow it cast.
Apparently the correct term for ice which looks like glass, is “green ice”. Whilst skating over some incredibly smooth “green ice”, Dave Young decided to poke a hole in it to see how good the visibility was. It then dawned on me that he could attach my ATC2k camera to the end of the pole […]
After many, many years of trying, I finally got the chance to skate on the Idaburn dam. Ice quality was average, but very thick at least. Kinda weird skating beside a main highway and underneath giant powerlines. I’m not sure why so many people rave about this place at seemed kinda crappy to skate at. […]
Some photos of me on Poolburn reservoir. Thanks to Dave Patchett for the camera work