Ice out on the Bay-sand and shale in

Posted on March 17, 2010


The lake has been doing a little redecorating, shifting the sand around, uncovering lost worlds. I thought this looked exactly like the remains of a Roman road. Or perhaps Erickson Road, which was not built so well as a Roman road.

It’s really bluegreen Ellsworth shale, layered, splitting, extending deep beneath the beach and far out under the Bay. The lake must like the color, too. It’s been sweeping the shale clean by the circle access.

This is what the lake did with the sand. Nice, isn’t it? I’m almost ready to kick off my shoes, peel off my wool socks, and go for a little wade. Almost.