|VIEW OF OPEN WATER OF LAKE SUPERIOR FROM THE DULUTH BRIDGE|
|A THOUSAND FOOTER WAITING FOR THE SHIPPING SEASON TO BEGIN|
Friday, 8:30 AM, -10 degrees F, wind SSW, calm at present. The sky is cloudless. The humidity is 75% and the barometer is up, now at 30.17". Buddy and I had a good walk this morning, neither of us the worse for the cold. We are getting used to it, I guess. Don't forget the Apostle Islands Dog Sled Races, tomorrow and Sunday. Go the the Bayfield Chamber web site above for details.
We picked up our 1/4 Angus beef last evening and I have to sort it out and get it in the freezer this morning. Grass fed, no antibiotics, all organic. The Robertson's raised five beef cattle this year and will raise one or two more this year. They make enough for it to be worthwhile, and we get a delicious, healthy source of protein at a very moderate cost.
We had a good trip to Duluth yesterday despite some unexpectedly bad road conditions on Hy. 2 in the morning. The above photos of the Duluth/Superior harbor from the high bridge show the endless expanse of open water on the Big Lake, with Minnesota's North Shore and Canada beyond. It takes a real winter to freeze the lake over, and even this one hasn't done it as yet. The harbor is full of huge ore and grain boats undergoing maintenance and waiting for the shipping season to begin. If you are interested in Great Lakes shipping and the big boats, go to Boatnerd.Com, where you can track every boat, what its cargo is and where it is going.