Ice Breakers

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On an unseasonably warm day in Duluth, two kayakers find themselves ice bound.  I have to believe they were wearing dry suits as one of them eventually exited his kayak and used his paddle to break an opening through the ice to open water.

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Under The Bridge…

…and back again.

The London Road bridge over the Lester River in Duluth, MN.

A Piece of Rock

As I previously mentioned, Tettegouche is one of my favorite Minnesota state parks and one of its most famous landmarks was the stone arch.  On one of our trips to the park,  my wife and I had the chance to kayak through the arch.  However, in late August of 2010, the bridge portion of the landmark collapsed into the lake and left behind a stack rather than an arch.  Because of its location, this part of Lake Superior’s north shore is often subject to large waves from storms and when that happens during frigid winter weather, the blowing spray can create unusual ice formations along the rocky shore and on the trees.

In case you haven’t figured it out, the three bottom images are from the same day, but from opposite sides.  The first two are looking south from Shovel Point, the Watcher is looking north.