Nov. 25

First day out with the drill dressed in the floater suit and we have 1 7/8-2 inches about 30 feet out from our dock and 50 feet N and S of the dock.  Thus endeth the testing.  With these temperatures the build is slow, coupled with a an 1 1/2" of snow insulating the ice.  Bobby reports the same E of his dock with slightly better towards the narrows, although he reports today the entrances to the narrows have opened and the narrows proper is open around the marker anchored in the narrows.  Looking at the forecast, we are in for a slow build at this time.  I'll probably check on Friday to get a feel on how we are progressing.