The channel between Bayfield and Madeline Island is starting to ice up. The ferry is still running making it's way slowly. But soon if the nights remain cold we will have the ice road open again. Nothing is more strange then driving across a channel in a car. Stopping last year you could see that the ice was two feet thick in the middle. Still it felt very strange. This weekend was the coldest to date this winter. El Nino promised a warmer then average winter? We shall see about that? This is the Northland!