Hi Everyone! This will be a short and sweet update tonight. I haven’t heard a lot of news from the island this week, but I do have some photos to share. I just took a look at the island weather report for the next seven days, and it looks as though they will have some significant snow coming in on Thursday and Friday – how much depends on how charged up the lake effect snow becomes. Here’s hoping they get lots and lots of the white stuff – they need it!
There are several photos from Heather May I want to share tonight. Heather is such a great photographer, and she lives on the Island year-round. She’s also a teacher at the Island school.
Both Arnold and Shepler Ferry companies are still running and will continue to do so until ice builds in Lake Huron to the point that travel by ferry would be too dangerous or not possible at all. Shepler’s was running their “fast boat” – the Felicity – up until a couple of weeks ago and then began running the Sacre Bleu. Since the Sacre Bleu is a freight boat, not a passenger boat, the problem arose of how to keep passengers warm on the trip across since the work ferry had no passenger cabin. Ingenuity took over, and now a brand new service is offered by Shepler’s . . . . . . take a BUS to the Island!
I wish I had more tonight, but hopefully by the next update there will be lots of news and pics to post. I’ll be skipping a week, so the next Winter Update will be Wednesday, January 25. Next Tuesday night, when I’d normally be sitting down to write this blog, Ted and I will be at the Beaver Creek Ski Resort in Vail. CO. We’re flying out on Saturday (Jan. 14) to see Blake, and I can’t even begin to tell you how excited we are! We return on Thursday night, Jan. 19. Two weeks is a long time to go without blogging about the Island, but I will be posting this Friday (Jan. 13) AND on Monday (Jan. 23) on the Lake Blackshear Blog. Tune in there for Colorado stories and photos.
See you back here on January 25. Till then – be safe, stay healthy, and God bless
P.S. Safe travel prayers would be much appreciated.