Wednesday, September 27, 2006

As promised more pictures along the bike trail.

Heading east from Chapple Ave. Crossing Vaughn Ave.

Turning south at Stuntz Ave and Sixth Street.

Heading east approaching Hodgkins Field.

East end behind city garage. Heading east.

Turned north approaching Walmart.

Having crossed U.S. 2 heading north towarded Lake Superior. Just east of the old James Rivers plant.

Turned west running parallel to the lake front. Behind the old James River plant.

Heading west at "Pamida beach".

It's finally here!! Ashland's new bike and walking path.

This is a section of Ashland's new bike and walking trail. Actually it is the newly paved old bike and walking trail. This trail now connects with the waterfront trial and makes an ~ 8.0 mile loop in town. There are still some sections that need minor work but for the most part....IT"S GREAT!!. If you have a bike and are planning to visit Ashland (PoP) bring your bike. I will post additional photos of various section of this great trail.

Sunday, September 24, 2006

Big Rock Park on the trip home.

View looking downstream toward Lake Superior (Souix Beach flats) less than two miles as the bird flies.

View looking up stream photographed from the same spot as the photo above. Notice the elevation of the up stream run.

Brown trout working it's way up stream.

This fisherman was rewarded for his three hour drive to reach this spot he considered to be "paradise". The string a Steelhead, a Coho and a Brown Trout. Today he was in the right place at the right time.

Same string of fish as the photo above.

Steelhead trout making it's way up stream.

Sunny Sunday Souix flats stroll.

It was a beautiful day to be out and about. The Mrs. and I went "up" the Bayfield pennisula. Had lunch outside at Pier Plaza resturant then worked our way back down the pennisula stopping at Souix Beach flats. We walk on the beach and watch fisherman it both boats and wading catch fish. Steelheads and Brown Trout was the report from the wading fisherman. The fall colors are well along and should peak next weekend. Applefest is usually the first weekend in October but I don't believe it is until the following weekend this year.

Saturday, September 23, 2006

Removal of Vaughn Ave. north Soo Line bridge.

This week saw the removal of the north Soo Line bridge crossing over Vaughn Ave. It was a week long project with the majority of the salvaged steel removed from the site by Friday. Local media reports that the Main Street (2nd) east end viaducts and scheduled for removal. I'll be watching.

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Sea kayaking Lake Superior. Meyers Beach to sea caves.

The sea caves or ice caves (depending on the season) can be seen in the cliffs along the waters edge. The caves can only be reached from the lake by boat or on the ice in the winter.

Sea kayaking Lake Superior. Meyers Beach

Testing one's skills and equipment. In this case a new drysuit. This roll is a life saving skill. If you ever get inverted you better know how to right yourself.

A beautiful day off in northern Wisconsin.

This hardwood ridge was photographed along County C at the Church Corner Hill intersection. The road to Cornucopia Wisconsin. I would guess the peak colors will be in 7-10 days from now depending on weather.

Cornucopia Wisconsin a nice little community on Lake Superior. Commerical Fishing and tourism are the prevalent "industries".

Cornies harbor.

Commerical fishing boat at the processing plant.

Fresh fish. Lake Trout and White Fish. Headed to local resturants.

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Pumpkins, Corn Maze and Scarecrows.

Jack-O-Lantern raw material?

Pumpkin pie?

Entrance to the corn maze.

One of six "hidden" scarecrows in the corn maze.

An ear of maize.

A Turkish Turbine gourd.

All of these photo were taken at Don's Berry and Pumpkin Patch it is located at 27190 US 2 West Ashland, Wisconsin. 715-373-2053. Or just west of Ashland at the intersection of U.S. Highway 2 and WI Highway 137

Grandview Wisconsin Bald Eagle

On many an occasion I've seen an eagle sitting on this exact perch. This is the first time I've been able to get a photo.

It didn't tolerate me for long though. Once it flew off it crossed in front of the beautiful fall foliage adding wonderful color to the these two photos.

For those familiar with the Grandview Wisconsin area these photos were taken in the "dip" just south of town I believe it is at the Eighteen Mile Creek crossing.

The day before in this same area I saw four adult turkeys on the hillside just north of where this eagle is perched.

Monday, September 18, 2006

The season is changing.

The season of color. These photos were taken from long bridge at the head of the bay looking south into the sloughs.