"Amazing ice formations on
Pigeon Lake."

While walking across Pigeon Lake
in the winter,

pigeon lake - winter in the kawartha lakes region

we came to Snake Island which is close to our summer time swimming hole.

An incredible cold windstorm blew from Bobcaygeon across the lake creating the water to freeze on the rocky island in an instant.

The water underneath was then drained via the Trent Canal System, leaving the ice built up hollow underneath.

Ice formations on the island

pigeon lake - winter in the kawartha lakes region

In all our years walking on the lake, we have never come across anything like this. These ice formations were created by all the right ingredients and good timing.

pigeon lake - winter in the kawartha lakes region

pigeon lake - winter in the kawartha lakes region

The kids got into it

pigeon lake - winter in the kawartha lakes region

Our niece and nephew thought this was cool as well.

pigeon lake - winter in the kawartha lakes region

pigeon lake - winter in the kawartha lakes region

Walking by

pigeon lake - winter in the kawartha lakes region

As we walked by Snake Island 2 snowmobiles raced across the lake into the narrows towards Little Bald Lake.

pigeon lake - winter in the kawartha lakes region

pigeon lake - winter in the kawartha lakes region

The cross county skier

pigeon lake - winter in the kawartha lakes region

We followed the snowmobiles, but as we approached the other side of the island, the snowmobiles were nowhere to be seen. Just then we could see our father approaching us on cross-country skis and within an instant our nephew ran to him.

pigeon lake - winter in the kawartha lakes region

pigeon lake - winter in the kawartha lakes region

The sun began to set

pigeon lake - winter in the kawartha lakes region

As we turned to head home and faced the Bobcaygon direction, we saw that the sun was setting. When this happens, the sky and our surroundings become pitch black, making it harder to find home base.

pigeon lake - winter in the kawartha lakes region

pigeon lake - winter in the kawartha lakes region

Home base

pigeon lake - winter in the kawartha lakes region

Just before the sun set, our home base was in site. The ice formations are no longer on Snake Island, but who knows, what we will find on our next lake adventure.

pigeon lake - winter in the kawartha lakes region

pigeon lake - winter in the kawartha lakes region