But the ice is already gone rotten beneath the strengthening sun, and now I won't be able to get back in there until all the ice is out and I can canoe it. Which is good. Exactly what I'm looking for. Because if the only way I can get out to my islands all summer long is by canoe, then that's the only way anyone else is going to be able to get there, too. Which means the chances of anyone finding it by accident are very slim.