|THE BIG GUY|
|PLENTY OF MUSCLE|
|THE PATH OF THE ICE BREAKER|
We had a visit yesterday from the big Duluth based Coast Guard ice breaker, which hasn’t been here for several years and I have not seen before. It broke a path from Bayfield to LaPointe on Madeline Island, and I understand the ferry will begin scheduled service on Sunday. Normally the largest ferry breaks the ice, a laborious process that is a “piece of cake” for the big ice breaker. The path is clearly visible, like a knife scar across the ice. There is still some bootleg vehicle traffic on the ice road, but pretty soon someone will go in and then it will stop.
I guess the fish have at last been biting, as two different neighbors brought fish to the door yesterday, all filleted and pin-boned, ready for the pan. Brown trout, whitefish and I think one big herring, all will be very good. Tonight is fish fry at the Ode’s.