Photos by Shirley Birr; click to enlarge.
Last of the ice at sunset Tuesday, April 4rd.
What we’ve been waiting for: OPEN WATER; gets one excited after making it through another winter with thoughts of warm weather, shorts, sun, swimming and boating!
Woke up to a beautiful sunrise April 4th, but red sky in the morning is not a good sign. It soon became overcast with a chance of rain, mainly further south.
I heard, but didn’t see, a boat zipping around the lake yesterday while there was still a large slab of ice in our cove! I couldn’t see who it was (I was across the road working in the man cave, but I knew who it was by the sound of the high-revving engine: our friend Brad Neurnberger, in his sleek tunnel-hull speed boat—a distinctive sound. Brad’s the first boat on the water this season, even though their was still ice on the lake!
Heading out for a spin with Brad last summer! The boat is capable of 90 mph, but Brad seldom opens it up, unless the water is relatively calm and few boats are out—-Brad is conscientious and respects the boat… and others!. Love the speed and thrill! Love that the ice is off and summer is on the way! Roger