Winter Walker

img_1945(Harbert, Michigan) There was enough snow and cold Friday afternoon for a walk on my Winter Walker snowshoes down to the beach and back.  And, yes, as Sue Krusack reported, the ice shelves have returned.  The lake is at last freezing along our beach.  And, as it continues to do so, please look but do not tread.  Meaning, stay off the ice shelves. And, yes, I speak from a neighbor’s nearly fatal experience some winters back.  If you fall through, who is going to rescue you?  There is another big melt in the forecast for next week, so I am going to do all the snowshoeing I can in the next day or two and will post more reports.  Meanwhile, here are some snaps from the Friday outing:

And away we go!

And away we go!

The Manthey Cottage in winter dress.

The Manthey Cottage in winter dress.

The ice shelves are indeed back. Look but do not tread.

The ice shelves are indeed back. Look but do not tread.

McKelvy of the Frozen North.

McKelvy of the Frozen North.

Good work, Winter Walkers!

Good work, Winter Walkers!

Now it's time to throw another log on the fire and see what's on the telly.

Now it’s time to throw another log on the fire and see what’s on the telly.

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About charleymckelvy

Charles McKelvy lives and writes in southwest Michigan with his wife and fellow writer, Natalie McKelvy. They established the Dunery Press in 1988 in order to publish their own fiction. They continue to do so to this day. Charles McKelvy is an Eagle Scout.
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2 Responses to Winter Walker

  1. I’ll second the ice shelve issue, weak spots, you’ll instantly fall through, sometimes 10-20′ below and even if someone can get you out quickly you will die of hypothermia very quickly. I do a lot of photography on the beaches in winter and never go out on the ice shelves.

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