Yesterday, after eating a delicious Christmas dinner with our friends, Fisherhubby and I set out through the snow to see what we could see.
It was so pretty. The snow was falling and some of the roads over which we traveled hadn't been completely cleared yet.
I really wanted to show Fisherhubby a sight which I spied in the dark while returning from a Christmas Eve service. FH had to work on Christmas Eve, so he hadn't seen it yet.
It's the ice fishing village which has sprouted up on Lake Nepco. (Please click the picture for a much better view.)
Looks like a gold rush shanty town in the middle of the lake, which will remain until just before the spring thaw.
There were lots of souls from hardy stock out there yesterday. We watched this duo pulling a sled filled with their fishing gear - - -
Out onto the ice and to their own fishing hole - - - which when one is ice fishing literally IS a hole.
Some fishermen didn't even have a shanty, but were perched on buckets leaning right over their fishin' hole.
We drove on down to Devil's Elbow to see if a fishing village had also sprung up there. Only found two shanties, and no activity.
Other hardy souls were strapping on their cross country skis. Cross country skiing is a LOT of work. I was content just to WATCH them from the warmth of my car!
I should have gotten pictures of some of the ice skaters on the city rink, but didn't think of it until just now so you'll have to imagine them on your own.
Snowmobiling also abounds 'round here. We only saw their tracks yesterday.
So while parts of the world hunker down in front of a warm fire when it snows, the hardy folk who live here have lots of options for getting out in it and enjoying everything Old Man Winter has to offer!