Washagami Landing has an interesting location on Lake Washagami. On one side we have a bay where the water does a 90 degree turn; on the other the channel narrows and gets shallower, which makes the water speeds up a little. The Mossman island to the west also slows down the water for most of our waterfront.
In the winter this means we have a nice patch in front of our cottage where the water is slow enough for the ice to form easily, and a patch to the side that never freezes even in the coldest of days.
This year we are lucky to have such nicely formed ice this early in the winter! I think the temperature swing followed by a sudden dramatic drop must have helped.
And we wasted no time “tilling” it out of the snow.