Monday, April 21, 2014

Keewenaw Bay

Over the weekend I drove to Baraga to spend Easter with my son, Kevin, his wife Jericho, and her relatives.  Thanks to Sandy, Michael, Sandra, Sharon, Frank, and everyone else for your generous hospitality and a couple of great meals.

On Saturday afternoon Kevin and I went snowshoeing at the base of Keewenaw Bay.  We drove up the road to the end of where it was plowed and snowshoed south.  Neither of us had been in that area before.  We climbed up and around a rock cliff hoping to get a view of the bay, but were not able to find a spot.  The terrain was rugged and forested, with lots of meandering creeks and valleys.

Pictures taken from around Keweenaw Bay.


Fishermen had two pop up shanties.  The warm temperatures did cause them to take the shanties down.

On Easter morning, we took their dog, Quincy, for a walk. 

Magnetite was used to fill the tracks.

I got a kick out of this sign.  It is not that the town officials want to stop households from having running water -- they were just informing people that they no longer had to keep a faucet running to prevent frozen pipes.

Building art....

We had rain on Saturday night plus temperatures in the 50s and 60s on Sunday which melted a lot of snow.  The animals were happy.

On the drive home, I stopped and took a few pictures of icebergs along the Lake Superior shoreline.  As the ice melts, the sand mixed in the ice accumulates on top.

1 comment:

  1. your reasons for sand on top makes sense. However if the ice freezes down into the sand, then accumulates layers of snow and clear water ice on top of that, thaws, breaks loose into deeper water, is flipped by wave action, the sand frozen on the bottom would then be exposed on top.