Sunday, December 30, 2012

Ice Road?

So far it's a pretty liquid ice road this year. Perhaps it just isn't going to be that cold this winter? It takes some pretty cold nights to freeze the channel to thickness. Even when it's feet thick it's such a odd feeling to me to drive across something that normally requires a ferry. It's a uneasy feeling that is quite strange knowing it's 200 feet deep under you.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Santa made a stop in Bayfield.

I failed to mention that Santa did make his pre Christmas stop via the Madeline Island Ferry. He arrived in snow which made it much more Christmas like.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Dreary Day

It’s a dreary day in the Northland and in Wisconsin today. Perhaps the mood for the country. Yet again another mass shooting in the nation has to be on everybody’s minds. How can that have happened again? What can be done to stop this madness?  How can anybody shoot young kids? The news goes on for hours with experts and news anchors just repeating the same facts over and over again. Even interviewing young surviving children on their thoughts. Some of the news coverage is sick. You have to just turn it off as it’s just too much. Now the big debate begins again on gun control. The Brady Bill expired. The NRA lobby in Washington. The right to bear arms. Does anybody need automatic weapons with extended clips for hunting?  So when you exclaim this can never happen again ask yourself, did you vote for it?  Do you call anybody against automatic weapons a liberal?  We certainly are paying the price for our right to bear arms. Our founding fathers in the colonies couldn’t imagine this as they didn’t have extended clips. They had a musket that shot a ball with gun powder. The world has changed.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Here it comes! Perhaps a real winter this year?

Sunday Snow. The snow could be heavy at times. High near 33. East wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 3 to 7 inches possible.