Monday, March 10, 2014

Hard Water

Several years ago I blogged for Pure Michigan about the ice formations that are found on Lake Michigan. At the time it was no big deal. In fact the post did not receive too much traffic. However, this year it seems the Big Lake's ice features have been receiving rave reviews. 

When I was younger exploring the lake ice was a yearly occasion for me. I remember spending quite a bit of time out there the first winter that I had my driver's license. I thought that as I "grew up" the excitement of the ice on Lake Michigan would lose its majesty as most memories of youth tend to do; fortunately, that was not the case.


Every year I find an entrance to the icy playground, and every year it's just as much fun as the first time.


This is what a beach is supposed to look like; in 3-4 months there will be a few hundred people staggered along this section of beach.





While these are only about 1/2 to 2/3 the height of those in Leland I did not have to brave any sort of crowds or wait for parking to experience these.







The weather is quickly warming up and the season of playing on the ice is drawing to a close. If you haven't made it out there yet you probably have missed your chance. Better to play it safe and wait for next year than to wind up in the frigid drink.

I am eagerly looking forward to next year's ice season.

-J

2 comments:

Sharkbytes said...

Nice experiences. I'm not sure I'd venture out alone any more. I might!

John Yonkers said...

Chelsea went out with me on this occasion, however I have gone out by myself in the past.