View Full Version : Adventuring Out on the Pier


salleh
02-13-14, 08:27 PM
.......The other day, the sun was shining, but the snow was still piled deep on the ground....and we decided to take a drive down by the pier .....first we went to the north pier, ( the one with 2 lighthouses) and I took this photo....

http://i760.photobucket.com/albums/xx244/sallyshoaf/LAKE2FEB132014_zps5442d023.png (http://s760.photobucket.com/user/sallyshoaf/media/LAKE2FEB132014_zps5442d023.png.html)


.....then I crept up to the railing edge and took this ....that white is the snow sitting on top of the frozen over river .....this is a rare occurance ....


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....Then we drove over to the other pier on the other side of the river ....and parked the car to go look ....this is along the path to the river....

http://i760.photobucket.com/albums/xx244/sallyshoaf/LAKE5FEB132014_zpsa2ac0a17.png (http://s760.photobucket.com/user/sallyshoaf/media/LAKE5FEB132014_zpsa2ac0a17.png.html)


......jumping over the first part of the walk....we ended up walking all the way to the end of the pier ....the weirdest thing is that the water froze well above the pier itself ...below the diagonal line, is the pier, and above it, the lake ......

http://i760.photobucket.com/albums/xx244/sallyshoaf/LAKE8FEB132014_zpsb59f891d.png (http://s760.photobucket.com/user/sallyshoaf/media/LAKE8FEB132014_zpsb59f891d.png.html)


....as we got farther out, the ice chucks got more impressive and showed through the snow.....this shot is all lake ...reeeeeeealy frozen lake ...

http://i760.photobucket.com/albums/xx244/sallyshoaf/LAKE9FEB132014_zps02544a66.png (http://s760.photobucket.com/user/sallyshoaf/media/LAKE9FEB132014_zps02544a66.png.html)


....I love this one ...diagonal line pier, other side lake ...and that is usually a square building at the end of the pier ...but now it looks a bit like a really big onion ! ......

http://i760.photobucket.com/albums/xx244/sallyshoaf/LAKE12FEB132014_zps1bd44690.png (http://s760.photobucket.com/user/sallyshoaf/media/LAKE12FEB132014_zps1bd44690.png.html)


.....The farther out we got, the bigger the "waves" got ....and the lake is 65% frozen over and you can't see water at all from the shore....


....THis shot is taken from the south pier, and looking at the north pier.....notice the ice building up on the front of the lighthouse......and those boulders in the foreground are ice ..and about 3 to 4 feet long ....

http://i760.photobucket.com/albums/xx244/sallyshoaf/LAKE15FEB132014_zps50b83b69.png (http://s760.photobucket.com/user/sallyshoaf/media/LAKE15FEB132014_zps50b83b69.png.html)


....Close up of the ice ....

http://i760.photobucket.com/albums/xx244/sallyshoaf/LAKE18FEB132014_zps05bb2581.png (http://s760.photobucket.com/user/sallyshoaf/media/LAKE18FEB132014_zps05bb2581.png.html)


this is about 1/2 from the start of the pier....

http://i760.photobucket.com/albums/xx244/sallyshoaf/LAKE19FEB132014_zpsd980d641.png (http://s760.photobucket.com/user/sallyshoaf/media/LAKE19FEB132014_zpsd980d641.png.html)



...Every thing you see is the lake iced over ..and that big pile of ice out there in the distance ....is just that a big pile of ice, I don't know, floating ? on the lake ...and people were trekking out and back and playing "king or queen of the mountain" .....

Fools

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....It was a long and cold walk ...but the frozen lake was breathtaking ....and I took about 300 photos, I have spared you all with these ....the hardest part is winnowing out the not quite as good ones from the WOW ones ....:umm1:

Lunacie
02-13-14, 08:58 PM
The chunks of ice, the snow, the light, the shadow ... that one is awesome.

But it makes me shiver, dagnabbit!

DaveHawk
02-14-14, 10:23 AM
WOW , that's awesome . Great shots.

stef
02-14-14, 10:56 AM
beautiful !!!!