What a beautiful sight! Yesterday I was heading to meet a friend for lunch in Canandaigua and as I drove along the lake, what a surprise–there was an ice boat gliding along on the ice on Canandaigua Lake at Kershaw Park. I had to stop and watch. Luckily I had both my camera and my Flip Video with me and was able to capture these shots. Ice Boat on Canandaigua Lake in the Finger Lakes
The day had a hint of spring with temperatures at around 50 degrees, the sound of the blades whisking around on the ice and the warm breeze made it a wonderful winter experience to watch. As I stood there taking photos, everyone passing by stopped to marvel at this ice boat gliding and turning, gliding and turning, and seemingly just floating on top of the ice. I think what struck me most was the solitude and peacefulness on the lake–the whispering wind, the sun breaking through the clouds, the scratchy sound of the blades on the ice and this lucky person with the lake all to himself. How lucky we are to have these incredible Finger Lakes to enjoy–no matter the season.