I no sooner wrote that the ice was still on Gunflint when Mother Nature changed her mind. Yesterday (5/17) the wind blew the ice around until the lake was clear. Neighbors from the east end kept calling me in the afternoon to say the ice was here or there. Finally the ice was gone. Now even less than a day after the ice is gone, I have trouble remembering what the lake looked like when it was covered with ice. The same thing happens when the lake freezes over in the fall and I have trouble remembering open water. Check our web cam to see the water flowing freely over Gunflint.