Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Early, It Just Seems So Early!

First boat was yesterday, March 15th and 64 people were on board for that first trip across in 2010.

There have been years when first boat meant literally pushing or breaking through flow ice, but not this year - there's still a bit of random ice bits out there, but not much.

Last year, the first trip to St. Ignace was successful, but ice prevented the return trip to the Island - lots of unexpected plane trips that day.

We made an early bicycle trip around the Island today; the shore road is perfectly clear.

Again, there's just a few remnants of ice on the shore - the melt is resulting in some interesting sculptural effects,flat plates almost floating on just a few stones and other stones gradually appearing, yet still surrounded.

Will this early warmth continue? Or will we get one more blast of winter?

1 comment:

  1. it seems early to me also. i usually think there will always be one more blast but this year i think maybe not? thanks for the photos.