Saturday, January 28th, 2017
A trip to the cabin in Minnesota means lake time – no matter what time of the year it is. In summer, you have the obvious water/boating activities: swimming, tubing, skiing, surfing, kayaking, paddle boarding, etc. Winter brings more clothes and less motor sports. Skating, hockey, fishing, cross country skiing, and walks across the ice on the lake.
With the warm temps last week, the top layer of ice had melted and now has refrozen with the back-to-normal temps this week. This made for very bumpy ice; not fun to skate on. So we settled for a walk.
On our walk we noticed many fisher-men and -women drive out to their fish houses, meaning the houses (at least on this lake) are moving from spot to spot quite often. As people move, their previously drilled holes refreeze, and with that comes discarded fish carcasses. No wonder there are so many eagles around!