Monday, 11 January 2010


"Breiavatnet" is the name of the lake where I have posted photos from over the last few days. And today you can see some of the teenage pupils from the nearby school who are out for a break in the fresh air out on the icy lake.
The city chief for roads, parks and sports facilities is the one who takes the final decision if a lake should be declared open to the public or not, after the thickness of the ice has been measured and investigated.
This lake has a 26 cm thick layer of ice (as measured today), according to the councils webpage.
But there are unsafe areas near some of the edges, so people are only allowed to go just where it is marked as safe.

7 comments:

Rob and Mandy said...

Do you have some races as well, as hey do sometimes on frozen canals in the Netherlands? I can only imagine how cold it must be for a 26cm thick layer of ice to form... And we're complaining here about the almost zero degrees we have at night!

jennyfreckles said...

People here don't seem to take a lot of notice of whether the ice is thick enough or not. There is always a story of some unlucky or unwary person, who falls through and sadly doesn't survive the cold. The low sunshine and backlight in your shot is lovely.

Jacob said...

It is really quite beautiful. And a nice place to break from classes. I think I see a few ice skates, too.

Leif Hagen said...

Finally I got to go ice-skating with our daughters just yesterday...photo coming up soon!

VP said...

I knew it, you have a Master of the Ice! 26cm is quite thick and I think it's nice to have an additional space like this in winter.

Steffe said...

Looks like a busy place.

Birdman said...

What a shot, just wish I had the energy this AM.