skate ski (Island Lake) 1:00:00  12.0 km (5:00 / km)
Bright day with some purpley-grey scudding clouds which made fro some gorgeous light this afternoon, and absolutely breathtaking scenes with all the ice on the trees up on the escarpment. The trees were coated and so sparkly silver when the sun shone through them. Magic. Wish I had a camera to do it all justice. It was exquisite. And there was a very musical tinkling in the background whenever a wind gust caused small twigs to drop. I wasn't out in heavy wind and stayed mostly on open trails. Skied around the lake not on it, even though there were ice fishers out on it. It was relatively flat and easy skating - perfect since I was a bit tired and had a sore hip flexor from yesterday's long ski.