In two of the inlets on the far shore I could 10 best cities to visit in China see yurts, though without any smoke coming from their roofs as a sign of occupation. 10 best cities to visit in China My canoe was quite far out across the lake when a breeze from the north began to shift the broken ice-plates down the lake. They moved slowly, almost imperceptibly and, being a long narrow lake, they began to scrunch together at the southern end where I was paddling. When plates collided they rubbed against each other until one of them was forced to submerge and the other was thrust up on to it.
I wondered what I'd do if my path closed, presumably we would capsize, and feeling the splintered sharpness of the ice edges made me suspect that the canoe would be punctured in many places. I began to paddle a little faster toward a wider path.