Monday, February 27, 2012

Three days here at home and slightly about. Went ice fishing today.

Very busy weekend on the bay. This grouping was a fishing outing for kids.

Very busy weekend on the bay. This grouping was a fishing outing for kids.

Ed with his spare time project.

They have restarted the dismantling of the oredock.

Notice the two backhoes on top of the oredock. They were lifted up on top with the crane and I'm told they will be removing the shoots from the east and west side.

Monday, February 20, 2012

A busy weekend of activity on Chequamegon Bay. Fishing and the Book. Est. 3000 people on the bay.

16th Book Across the Bay starting line. This photo was taken about 15 mins before the start of the race.

View looking west just before the start of the race.

Leader at the first checkpoint (camp fire).

Fishing earlier in the day. These photos were taken by the Mrs. They were taken from shore at a distance  of 1.1 miles with a Canon 7D and a Canon 100-400 telephoto. To those who know the bay note the Tetzner's Farm silos in the upper left of the picture. These silos have been used for years as navigational aides for determining one's location. Together with other key landmarks along the Ashland shoreline and the lighthouse "old timers" found their favor fishing spots. With the advent of hand held GPS units they are only used to cross check the GPS.

Myself and Skip checking a tip-up to the west of the truck.

This photo has been 'photoshopped' to zoom in on our fishing spot for the day.

Notice the red arrow on the left side of the photo pointing at the tip-up. If you look close you can make out me sitting next to the 4 wheeler watching the fish finder (black spot 'under' the truck between me and the front wheel in this 2D photo. Pretty cool photo definition taken from 1.1 miles away.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

One year ago today. We miss you Ed

To all of Ed's family and friends who are feeling the sorrow.

Find comfort in knowing that....
Ed would want us to know....When peace, like a river, attendeth my way, When sorrows like sea billows roll; Whatever my lot, Thou has taught me to say, It is well,  with my soul. It is well, with my soul.

The finished park with the ramp to the tunnel.

The tunnel is now regularly used everyday.

The tunnel is now officially known as the Ed Griffiths Pedestrian Pass.

Back in northern Wisconsin after a fun 5 days in Milwaukee.

Traveling light  and enjoying the days on the bay.

Brought some fish home for a Friday night fish fry.

An overcast yet warm day on the bay. This view is looking nearly due West at 17:00 on Chequamegon Bay.

Thursday, February 02, 2012

The "Chief" caught a nice meal of perch.

Jerry (the retired fire chief) is one of our regular fishing buddies. Jerry had a pretty good day. Any day you bring home a meal of fresh perch is a good day

Fresh perch.