Thursday, January 27, 2011
Sunday, January 23, 2011
Saturday, January 22, 2011
When the channel freezes over in front of Bayfield what to do? You get out the wind kite and ski around on the ice! And if you can't kite ski you can take the Wind Sled over to Madeline Island across the ice. Or XC ski around on the shoreline. Or Ice Skate on Bayfield's town rink. Or you can sit in the Pier Restaurant and just look out the window at the frozen expanse and enjoy!
Monday, January 17, 2011
Friday, January 14, 2011
The ice is getting thick and the ferry is really working hard to get back and forth.
This might be it for ferry service for awhile. Hopefully the islanders have their cars on the mainland for the winter. The windsled above is the transportation over the ice when the ferry service is shut down until a ice road for cars is open. If the ice is able to freeze thick enough
Sunday, January 9, 2011
Friday, January 7, 2011
A few inches of snow in Bayfield area last night and cold. Winter is here and will stick around for awhile. Love it or hate it. We do enjoy winter in Wisconsin, we like a white Christmas and snow for outdoors sports. But when the seed catalogs start arriving we do start thinking of spring. The snow and ice is very scenic. The channel is now frozen and the Bayfield harbor is all iced over quite good. Will we be able to drive on the ice road again this year? What a thrill that is to enjoy.
Everybody coming to Bayfield should try it at least once. Where else can you drive over a few hundred feet of water to a island? Very few places in the country have such a thing.
Saturday, January 1, 2011
The start of a New Year! I wish I had a crystal ball and could tell everybody what may come this year. It may be good to know or bad? The picture today is the open channel in front of Bayfield. Will it freeze this winter well enough for a ice road? How long will the ferry run? What is to come for this winter? All questions we do not know. NOAA is saying below average this winter for temperatures. So far not cold enough to freeze the channel. Chequamegon Bay is frozen however.