Saturday, April 18, 2015

Slowly winter leaves...

A perfect clear day yesterday gave a excellent view of Lake Superior from the daily satellite fly over.
Still some ice on the eastern side of the lake and a bit near Thunder Bay Ont. and in a bay on Isle Royale.
Just a fantastic view, I find these things inspiring and now want to drive around the lake!

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Sea Caves open! Get up to Bayfield while conditions are good!

For a second winter in a row the Sea Caves are open! This is a rare occurance so it's time to take advantage of it. Weather is to warm next week and conditions change.

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Post Card Memory

Before the Pier Restaurant sat on the corner down at the waterfront there was a A&W I have
been told. But long before that there was the Trading Post. I'm not certain the years? But perhaps
somebody will chime in with that information?  1940's?  Earlier? 

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Ice Caves possible again this year?

BAYFIELD, Wis. - Continued calm and cold weather could create the right conditions for people to access the ice caves on Lake Superior near the Apostle Islands again this year.
Julie Van Stappen is chief of planning and resource management for the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore.
She tells the St. Paul Pioneer Press there's a "very good chance" that thick and stable ice along the shoreline could happen if cold temperatures and low winds continue. But she says they should have a better idea next month.
The caves opened last Jan. 15 for the first time in five years. Over two months, an estimated 138,000 visitors made the mile trek to view the ice formations. The popularity prompted the park service to propose a $5 fee. The proposal hasn't yet been approved

Friday, November 28, 2014

A picture says it all........

A picture from the Bay cam at Northern State Bank in Ashland says it all. Winter is here!
Chequamegon Bay is frozen over.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

It's back!

Misery for some, joy for others. Great for ski hills and winter sports. It's back! Lake Effect snow.
This shot provided by UW Madison on the daily satellite fly over. I find it just so interesting to see a shot of the big lake. This was Tuesday November 18th. Upper Michigan and parts of Northern Wisconsin got heavy snowfalls. Winter has started early. What is in store?  NOAA says about average on the long term projections No polar vortex this year?  We shall see? 

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Fall is the best season!

Nothing better then fall on the bay. I must say it's the best season of all. I missed Apple Fest this year and traveled to the Boundary Waters of Minnesota. You can't be at all places at once but you can try. I did stop for a visit on the bay before heading south again.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Labor Day weekend

Labor Day weekend is breezy this year but that is great for the sail boats. This shot is from the HD camera on top of the Bayfield Inn. What a great viewpoint whenever you wish to get a view of the harbor.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Wonderful Bayfield Summertime

Sumertime eves are wonderful in Bayfield down on City Dock. The full moon on the channel is
very nice. Sorry for the lack of postings, I was lost in the Scottish Highlands for three weeks in July.

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Summertime in the Apostles

Little Sand Bay is a nice spot on a summer day. A nice quiet area to kayak or just walk around on the sand.

Bayfield Race Week Regatta

Sunday Jun 29, 2014 - Friday Jul 4, 2014 .

Bayfield Fourth of July.