Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Lake Superior New Year

It has been a while since I have had time to go out and enjoy the beauty of the Keweenaw and Lake Superior. With the new year came a new chance to take in the awesomeness that the Upper Peninsula has to offer. I returned to Houghton after spending the holidays with my family in Wisconsin and had the itch to go out and find some nice scenery. That is when I decided to go for a drive and see what I could find. My trip took me towards Gay, MI and the shoreline of the Keweenaw Peninsula. I made my way towards Lac La Belle and ended up at a park along the shoreline with a beach and areas to walk along Lake Superior.

With the unusually warm winter we have had so far in the Upper Peninsula, Lake Superior has not started to freeze yet and the shoreline still had open water with minimal ice build up. The ice that had started to form made for spectacular structures and interesting arrangements. As the water crashed on the shore and picked up sand some interesting formations were created like the image below. 

In addition to the sand and ice formations, on the rock surfaces there were bubble like ice formations. These were really interesting to look at. I am still unsure of how they formed. Check out the following image to see what I mean. 

I had a great time getting out and getting to spend some time with my camera. Check out the rest of the album: Lake Superior New Year

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