First Cabin Trip of the Year

We arrived around 3:00 last Friday afternoon.  The driveway was clear and the snow wasn’t too deep.  There was a serious layer of ice on the path down to the outhouse, but that was the only problem we had.P1090598When we left last November, we knew we were going to buy a new shower shelter because the zipper on the front broke beyond repair.  We left it standing, just to see if it could survive a northern Wisconsin winter.  As you can see, it came through with flying colors.  Considering how much snow, wind, rain and ice there was, this is very impressive.
P1090599On Saturday morning we loaded up our water jugs and went to the little park to fill them up.  As we pulled in, I could see two white things out on the ice.  At first I thought it was snow and then I realized there were two swans sitting on the ice. 
P1090601As I was standing on the shore taking their pictures, a couple of ice fisherman started walking out to their favorite fishing hole (literally!). 
P1090607The swans didn’t like this at all!  They started walking around, flapping their wings and making all kinds of noise.
P1090609Eventually the fishermen got to their fishing holes and the swans quieted down.
P1090614  P1090613We filled up our jugs and headed back to the cabin with a trunk load of water.
photo (20) Saturday was a beautiful day, somewhat warm with lots of sun.  We filled up the birdfeeders and put a little corn down for the squirrels and deer.  It was really nice to see these two appear during the day.
P1090630Things looked good out by the beaver lodge.  We saw 2 beavers out on the ice on Saturday night.  They’re going to have some major repairs to do on the dam when the ice melts.  The water is going through in a new spot.  Just hope the dam holds.  Fingers crossed for our sake and the beavers.
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Sunday was an icky, cloudy, drizzly, hang around the cabin kind of day.  On Monday morning  I turned on the TV and this is what the weather guy was showing.  Are you kidding me?  Okay, so now they’re talking blizzard warnings starting on Tuesday morning.  No way!  The snow was bad enough, but the cold weather following it was the clincher.  We decided to come back home.stormBut it was a nice weekend and as soon as the weather straightens out, we’ll be back.  We left the trail cam up so we’ll be able to see what comes by and how much snow fell and all that good stuff. 


Terry's Tete-a-tete said...

What great pictures. The adventures of the north woods always has something to snap. I'm not a fisherperson and definitely never understood walking on ice to fish.

Beth said...

The pictures are great. What wonderful sights you have up there. I sure hope we don't have a blizzard here. I am sick of winter.

Peaceful said...

Looks like a beautiful place to escape to but when it's warmer! ugh...winter go away!

Horst in Edmonton said...

Great blog today Cindy. Hope you can get back to your cabin soon.

Sherry said...

what a shame that a blizzard decided to ruin your plans but at least you got some nice pictures. Hopefully it won't be much longer and all the snow and cold will be gone. Another week perhaps???

Elaine said...

Love the pictures! Funny I saw 2 swans this week sitting on the ice too, wasn't sure what it was until I got closer (was driving).

Sorry your trip got cut short I know how much you were looking forward to it. Hopefully this will be the LAST winter blast this season!

Tammy said...

Sorry your trip was cut short...Is it just me or is Winter hanging on tighter this year?

Seems like a good scouting trip, though. Can't wait to see pictures from your next trip!

GreatGranny said...

Great photos. I'm wondering how long it takes for the lake to thaw.bbbrrr ice fishing.