From the balmy day photos of last Friday to the deep chill of February, 2009, here’s some cold weather photos, one short movie and a “wild ride movie” by kayak – all for your viewing pleasure. Hey, how about driving on top of Lake Superior?
Northern Wisconsin really is a different state than the Wisconsin of Milwaukee and Madison. Northwestern Wisconsin even more so. What happens north of highway 8, stays north of highway 8, or so the saying goes. Well, we’ve got nothing to hide. On our road trip through the wild northwest we followed the river trail along the St. Croix, the Bois Brule, Lake Superior and on to Madeline Island. As a former “flatlander” (genteel Wisconsin slang for “Illinois folk”) driving across water in its solid state still raises my blood pressure. Okay, it makes me a little crazy.
Come May of 2011, I’m planning on a more fluid ride to La Pointe.
Enjoy the photos. See you next week.
Where the Brule meets Lake Superior. Powerful spot. Calm water that day.
Okay, the next shot, the big one below, is evidence enough for why living this far north is just fine with me. You warm climate folks have got to be saying, that’s evidence enough to stay put.
What you’ve been waiting for….the movie. Here’s a short, really short, preview of the tiny Brule not far from Brule Spring where it all gets started.
The Winter-time Brule by Kayak – Enjoy the Ride – It’s not me -the music is finger-snapping, oh yeah. Okay, I hit the mute button.
Next week on Photo Friday, the 2nd half of the February ramble in canoe country with some more fun shots of the Brule and the historic portage north of Solon Springs. Until then, keep your paddle in the water. Corey