Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Lifeguard On Duty/ Watery Wednesday


It's March and the end of ice fishing season.


So the huts are being taken off on trailers.


Yes, the ice really is thick enough to drive on. But now that it's almost spring, it won't be fafe for long!

   You can find more photos celebrating Watery Wednesday at http://waterywednesday.blogspot.com

 

26 comments:

B SQUARED said...

That always scared me.

George said...

It always amazes me that ice can get thick enough to drive on.

Jacob said...

I'm with B Squared...even when I lived in Minnesota where the ice was about 2 miles thick, I didn't like the idea of sitting 2 miles out on a lake freezing my you-know-what off with a line through a hole waiting for some bait-challenged fishy to grab a hook!

Love the photos, though. So many memories!

Jenn Jilks said...

It is that time, isn't it? Soon we'll have the other zippy machines on the open water!!!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

I have only walked across ice one time in my life---when I lived in Virginia. We walked across Hungry Mother Lake.. I had a weird feeling the entire time though... Cannot imagine the ice ever being strong enough to hold a car... Wow!

Great pictures, EG.
Hugs,
Betsy

cieldequimper said...

I would be soooo scared!

Craver Vii said...

Ice fishing. I'd like to try that some time. I doubt that I'd take any chances driving on the snow though.

ewok1993 said...

I've never been to a frozen lake before. I'd be scared I'm sure.

Wonderful landscape.

J Bar said...

Good shots.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Guy D said...

Excellent shots, we do lots of ice fishing here as well, at Pasqua lake just north of Regina. Lots of great Pickerel.

All the best
Guy
Regina In Pictures

Carolyn Ford said...

Such awesome shots! I do hope there are NO miscalculations on the condition of that ice...I would drive out there for all the money in the world (or would I)!?

Paulie said...

They say the Columbia River froze one winter like that long ago and cars went over it to Portland. Think this was when there was no bridge and just a ferry. I have given up on any more winter weather here sicne all the spring flowers are in bloom now. sigh

eileeninmd said...

Great shots, it seems scary to me, driving on the frozen lake.

kaye said...

we have a lot of ice fishing too, but I just can't see how it's fun :)

Lorac said...

When I was little we would drive the truck out on the lake and make coffee with a pot that plugged into the cigarette lighter. Never got any pics though. Good catch!

Becky and Gary said...

The ice fishing people around here stay out there so long. It really makes me nervous. Our ice is still pretty thick, but warmer weather on the way.
B.

Müge Tekil said...

The ice fishing people are very courageous. Although the ice is thick, it scares me the idea to drive on frozen water!

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Cezar and Léia said...

I need to confess, I could not face it!
Léia :)

mitt vattenhål said...

great photos and interesting to se.Also makes hope for spring ;-)

Christina, sweden

Luna said...

It's a very interesting post!!!
Happy Watery Wednesday...Luna

Hootin' Anni said...

Never could figure out the fascination of ice fishing...just stay home, where it's warm, and eat fish you bought at the store. roflmao.

Excellent photography.

My Wednesday photo is a BROWN PELICAN at the marina [I also have another photo, by link, of the same pelican that is much better...a close up on my photo blog].

COME SEE THE BIRD!

Hope your Wednesday is treating you well.

Denise said...

Great photos! I love those fishing huts.

dot said...

Love the sign and no way would I be out there!

happily retired gal said...

Nifty sign to accompany these wintry views ... I'm not sure I'd be brave enough to drive on ice or sit in one of those 'houses' to fish. Looks much too cold and dangerous to me!
Hugs and blessings,

Rose said...

I am not sure I would ever feel safe on it...I used to walk out on the strip pits here when I was young, but not now.

see you there! said...

That is amazing. I can't imagine ice that deep and strong.

Darla

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