Friday, January 19, 2007

More frozen stuff

I know, my posts have been about snow lately. Well, in a tiny little town, where there isn't much to do, you have to get your entertainment from somewhere. I choose nature! :)

This is Sturgeon Bay looking north out into Green Bay. On the right is the boat launch next to the shipyard. It really is beautiful when it's frozen.

On the other side of town, the ship canal comes from Lake Michigan into Sturgeon bay. This is a man-made canal so the ships don't have to go all the way around the peninsula. Right now there are a lot of big ships (called Lakers) coming in for winter Lay-up. Yesterday the largest Laker, the Paul R. Tregurtha came through. The ship is HUGE! 1,013 feet. I would have LOVED to watch that baby come through the canal. The ships stay here in the winter because of the lake freezing and the locks between the lakes have to close down for maintenance. The ships will have work done while they're here, and get back to work in the spring.

This last picture was taken of some little icicles that I thought were pretty with the sun shining on them. We've had sun today, but it's still cold....currently 20 degrees.

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