The ice just went out in the lake yesterday. Since it’s warm and sunny today, I went over to check the temperature of the water, just for kicks. I am wondering how soon I want to bring the boat over, and get on the water (and off the ergometer). So, with my trusty Thermapen, I did some pseudoscience:
And then I stuck the probe in the water. It was only about 2 inches deep, so not a reliable reading really, but at least I didn’t have to wade in.
The water temperature was much warmer than I was expecting, but I’m sure it’s colder where it is deeper. Perhaps I’ll take the Thermapen with me in the boat? At least it has a strap I can tie to the hull.