The channel between Bayfield and Madeline Island is still free of ice. The local fishermen are still catching fish daily. The ferry is still running and it will be interesting to see how long it runs this year before a freeze up. This shot from the Seagull Bay Motel weather cam. Their location is really wonderful as you enter town. At night you can see down the bay and all the way to Ashland when standing on the deck outside of the motel rooms. Below the motel is a nice hiking trail to town which was the former rail bed of a railroad long gone. Bears have been known to use the trail in the early spring after hibernation. They wander into town searching for a easy meal.