Sunday, February 7, 2016

Early February

Ice on the south side of Lake Simcoe

There's ice but it's not very thick...

 Water at the edges

Not thick enough for me to walk on...

 Ice fishers on their way to their hut

but these guys are fearless!

A few of the huts out by Georgina Island

Looks like a few fishers are braver than I am.

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32 comments:

bill said...

I wouldn't want to test the ice either. Those who ice fish are used to it and probably know more about the safety and thickness of ice. I'll leave it to them :)

AlexaT said...

Stunning!! Lots of ice and a lovely blue sky... February is warm, in here; it's almost like a spring day! But winter time is still ...
Greetings in february!

William Kendall said...

I wouldn't, but then I find fishing of any variety to be one of the more boring ways to spend a day.

Sandra said...

I like looking at these photos but i can say as a person who is afraid of a lot of things, i would not walk or drive or sit in a camp house on that ice... i know they do it but not me..

Maks said...

Beautiful winter in February! I greet! :)

RedPat said...

They are crazy! ;-)

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Every time I see ice fishing huts I think of Grumpy Old Men- one of my favorite movies. The only ones I have seen in real life were in Labrador many years ago. Sigh- I did love living in Canada.

Shammickite said...

I'd be very wary of that ice! It's been far too mild this winter. YoungerSon is going ice fishing next weekend up near Bancroft somewhere, I'm nervous about it already!

JP A Quiet Corner said...

Good gravy, that is scary! I just a thing on the news about people parked on ice for a Winter festival and their cars began to sink!!! You stay off of that ice...you hear me?...:)JP

Mersad said...

Stay safe on all that ice. Would love to take some shots of winter. But here we haven't had new snowfall yet.

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

Rose said...

I am not sure I would ever be brave enough to ice fish!

Revrunner said...

Yikes!

Michelle said...

I don't think I would like to go out onto the ice!

Lois Evensen said...

Beautiful images, but I'll pass on the ice fishing, too.

The Cranky said...

You'd never catch me out there!

Ruth Hiebert said...

You have great pictures of the ice,but I am sure happy to hear that you do not walk on the ice.I am always afraid of accidents when that ice isn't really thick.

Taken For Granted said...

Some ice fishermen are foolish about going out on thin ice. In South Dakota dozens of pickup trucks are pulled out of lakes after they broke through. Ice is usually thiner close to the shore.

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

I've never seen any point in sitting beside a river in mid-summer just to catch fish so I'll certainly not be risking that one!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Aaaamazing sight EG, I wonder how long the snow and ice would last in my 43C :)

Jeevan said...

You got great pictures on the frozen lake and the last two where picturesque! In India, once in a year and during the core winter time the Dal Lake in Kashmir (Himalayas) used to become ice and children play cricket on the lake surface.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

MUCH braver than this Floridian

Nancy Chan said...

I rather stay safe. Too dangerous to test the ice.

Darla said...

No ice walking for me. In fact it looks too cold to even get out of the car, LOL! Beautiful blues though

Anvilcloud said...

I wouldn't be out there, but colder weather on the way later this week.

Lowell said...

I remember Minnesota and people would tell me how safe the ice was and I needn't worry about falling through the ice. Hah, hah. I didn't believe them and still don't and just the other day some dozen cars went through the ice in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin!

Leora said...

Yes, I would not walk on that either. It does look cold where you are.

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

Pretty crazy! I just don't trust it!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

You know you are a true fisherperson when .... (Brrr....) But what beautiful pictures. I forgot to say in the post above that I thought you were in Oregon for just a tiny second. There is a lovely city of Beaverton up by Portland... well, of course probably named for the same reason. John Jacob AStor got around.

cieldequimper said...

I hope there are no accidents in this warm year...

Kay said...

I don't get it. Never have. Thin ice? Bitter cold? Sitting around waiting for fish? Nope.

Stephanie said...

I would not want to walk on that for fear of crashing through to frigid waters.

Susan Anderson said...

I'm always a bit wary of ice like that. Guess I've heard too many horror stories.

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