|THE FERRY APPROACHING BAYFIELD DOCK...|
|...LEAVING A TRAIL THROUGH THE ICE ALL THE WAY TO LAPOINTE ON MADELINE ISLAND...|
|...STILL CARRYING CARS, TRUCKS AND PASSENGERS|
Tuesday, 8:00 AM 26 degrees F at the ferry dock, 24 on the back porch. Wind W, very gusty at times. Serious snow today, about 4" fallen already. Overcast and foggy with blowing and drifting snow. Humidity 94%, barometer 29.68" and rising. Cooler tomorrow, then warming, with snow on Friday and a wintry mix of weather and skies for the week ahead. Have to go to Duluth in this mess.
Several nights ago I was awakened by a pack of coyotes coursing down the street, evidently chasing a rabbit or some other quarry. They howled, yipped and squealed like demons, and in the morning their tracks were evident in the fresh snow.
The ferry from LaPointe on Madeline Island to Bayfield is leaving an evident track these days as well, as it churns through the new ice frozen over its route each morning.
It's usually a bit more subdued than the coyotes. I don't even hear it sounding its fog horn these days, since there is no other traffic out in the channel.