Saturday, March 2, 2013

A Walk on the Frozen Bay

A nearly one ton white Italian marble crucifix lies  24 feet under water in Little Traverse Bay. It was placed years ago as a memorial to divers.
Divers' Memorial - Underwater Crucifix near the Petoskey Harbor
Photo by MWildHansen
 When the conditions are right, usually early March a group of divers make an access opening in the ice, dive down to clean the algae off the cross and prepare for visitors who trek across the ice about 600 yards from Bay Front Park in Petoskey. It's been more than ten years since I've had a chance to go out there and Saturday was a beautiful crisp sunny winter day so Jim and I headed to the waterfront.
Jim heading out on the ice                          Photo by MWildHansen

We had a little fun with the ice formations along the way.
Mary                              Photo by James Hansen
Jim on the bay                                                                  Photo by MWildHansen

The threatening jaws of a Lake Michigan Ice Monster
On the way back to shore a rainbow peeked through the clouds as the sun sank lower in the sky.

For more information see Michigan in Pictures

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