Winter has come early to Minnesota. Which is kind of unfair because, if I recall correctly, winter LEFT LATE last season. When we first looked at our cabin, it looked like the one above. We tromped (seriously tromped) up the long-ass driveway in hip deep snow…….in the middle of April. So by my calculation, that’s only 5 months without snow. That’s messed up, y’all.
Ludlow’s Resort, in Cook, Minnesota, posted this video yesterday with the caption: “Commute to work: The ice is setting up on Lake Vermilion. Travel to the job site is getting fun! In a few days we will be walking over.”
Watching the wake of ice shards floating behind his boat as his bow shoves them aside is both freaky and freaky peaceful; like an icy meditation or miniature glaciers parting the waters at boat speed. This man’s boat ride is both beautiful and a dreadful sign of what’s to come. Continue reading →