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Heading Out, photo copyright Kim Nixon

 

Day two of ice shots near Presque Isle. The fisherman pull out to the ice with trucks and put-in their boats. On shore ice plates pile up in pretty slabs of 5-7 inch thick ice. Mike and I were first out on Valentine’s Day and headed out again today. I was more enthralled with the boats than the ice on day two.

This boat headed out so fast that through my viewfinder it looked like he was pretty heavy in back and might swamp his boat. I shivered at the thought. It was about 18 degrees with a nice wind today. Parts of Superior had white caps, but the boats here had protection from the break wall.

 

Poling the Ice, photo copyright Kim Nixon

 

This next boat was a bright spot of color as clouds moved in. I wasn’t getting the blues out of the ice slabs that I wanted with the clouds piling up. To tell you the truth, Mike’s camera was catching all the color over the last two days. I was really struggling to get the February Blues that Mike has posted at his Flickr account.

In the background is a pocket iron ore dock and where they off-load coal for the power plant. The waters coming into Lake Superior at this location (from the power plant) often have the water misting with steam. The fisherman hit ice again soon enough, pole thru, and get to where a bit of open water remains. This varies from day to day. On Valentine’s day in the 30s offered much more ice. Today things were glazing up.

 

Painted 'N On The Town, photo copyright Kim Nixon

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