Pilgrimage to Lake Michigan in Photographs: Day 24

Pilgrimage to Lake Michigan in Photographs: Day 24
February 11, 2014

Walking down to Lake Michigan today is super refreshing. It’s so bright and clear and beautiful! Face to the sun, catching some Vitamin D. This is the life.

There’s a boat out there moving really fast and I can only surmise that it’s an ice cutter. It slices across the horizon from right to left. In the amount of time I’ve been here it’s passed almost from as far south as I can see to almost as far north.

You can tell the air is getting warmer because the snow has a kind of packing texture response to my boots as I walk along. Hints of clear ice are visible through the snow on the lake’s surface where the sun hits.

It’s thinning! …. (Say that in a sing-song voice with the accent on the ‘thin’ and see if you feel it.)

A slight shift in the snow reveals a delicate jagged line running roughly parallel to the shore. It’s about 6 feet out and cuts across the surface. Sometimes the line breaks, and picks up again.

Aside from this tiny telltale, the gleaming surface still has a lunar cast about it. I have a feeling that won’t last long.

Reluctant to leave, and yet I must. Hasta Mañana y’all.

 

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