Friday, February 27, 2009

The Deer Whisperer

With a whistle and some corn the deer come running with little or no fear at all.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Finch Blizzard

The Finches are here in mass during a minor blizzard and not bothered at all.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

I see you, no I see you!

You have to wonder what these animals think of each other? Both giving the curious stare.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Winter Carnival Weekend

The big Winter Carnival Weekend with the Run on the Water and the Polar Bear Plunge! February 27th to March 1st 2009.
Click on the links below for info and a entertaining U-Tube Video of last years plungers into the cold water of Lake Superior.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Beach time in February?

Anybody for a picnic on the beach of Cornucopia just north of Bayfield on Highway 13?
A pretty chilly day on what is otherwise a wonderful beach in the summertime.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

1940's Big Fish

Charter Fishing back in the day was a good business in Bayfield.
They caught huge Lake Trout and Salmon.
Judging from this man's outfit it had to be taken in the 1940's.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Friends are back

It's tough on the deer as winter drags on. Even with the milder weather the toll of the long winter has to be very hard on them. A bit of corn is always welcome. Feeding deer in a proper manner is important. You spread it out in little piles so they don't fight over one pile and of course don't exchange disease. The CWD is not in the north of course but there is no need to risk anything as there are other conditions.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Hotel Bayfield

Before the Bayfield Inn it was the Hotel Bayfield which was on the waterfront.I know a couple who spent their honeymoon there in 1959. It burned in the 1960's and not quite sure the exact date? I had a postcard of the fire but can't find it.From my postcard collection is the hotel,lounge and dining room. Does anybody know the date of the fire? Please leave a comment.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

The Frozen Bay in February

What do you do with a vast frozen bay in February? People are starting to get antsy after a long winter. Some have so called cabin fever. You need to get some exercise and fresh air.
Something unique and different? Take a walk across this massive frozen expanse. Lit by candlelight and the hopefully clear star filled sky. And it's Valentine's Day! For details, start time and conditions visit the Book Across the Bay website:

Friday, February 6, 2009

City Dock 1950's and the ferry Nichevo

Things look pretty quiet in the 1950's down at City Dock, the ferry boat Nichevo took only a few cars at a time. There was not alot of rushing going on there. Even the name of the ferry echos that feeling.The most common word in the Russian language is Nichevo. It just means Don't worry,let things take their course. Or quite simply it doesn't matter. If you think about times today it's pretty good advice otherwise alot of stress may be the result. We can't control everything.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Ice Caves Open!

All the cold weather has created some thick ice. Right now the ice caves are open. Access is from Meyers Beach area just off of HWY 13 North of Bayfield.
To make sure conditions are still safe call the ICE LINE #1-715-779-3398.
Take some warm clothing! Nothing worse then wind chill and nipped ears.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

The last ferry?

This is what may have been the last ferry before the ice sled was used this year. Of course the ice road is now open and residents of Madeline Island can drive across the ice. The ice road is considered a State highway as long as it's open.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

The old Pier Restaurant

The old Pier Restaurant. The famous corner table where many plans and verbal business agreements were made. I really wonder what happened to that special table? It was the spot with the best seating for a group and the best view of the harbor.