Out on thin ice

Posted on February 21, 2011


Babs Young has been out and about observing the fauna of Charlevoix County.  She writes:  This was a few days ago in East Jordan. Now with all that open water and the ducks floating in the foreground, I didn’t think these dudes were too wise, but then what do I know. Maybe the ice out there was a bit thicker then near the shore. 

Ice fishing is an art with an extra zing to it.  A person could drown.  Every now and then somebody Around Here manages to lose a fishing shanty when the ice goes out before he thinks it should.  Of course, this year we’re being treated to a fine freeze-thaw-freeze cycle.  We’re back to the low teens overnight, and if those ducks don’t watch it they’ll turn into quacksicles. 

So there you have it, folks, the news from the South Arm of Lake Charlevoix, brought to you as a community service by Torch Lake Views.  Heckuva thing when you can’t even trust winter to be winter any more, eh?