|the west lodge|
The large dark patches of migratories are out in mid-bay. They took their time getting here this fall, but they did arrive along with reports of snowy owls. Someone even spotted a ribbon seal over on the Duwamish River. That is a seal that should be on the pack ice in the Bering Sea. So, maybe there was something to my feeling that the ducks came late...because other things are amiss as well.
Slush is forming on the surface of the lake. The snow, which has been falling heavier since I put in, is not melting when it hits the water. It can be scooped up into the hand...heavy heavy snowball snow. When I paddle, it folds, tears, and curls - an almost felt like quality.
|Portage Bay Lodge|
When I left the house the snow was a 1/2 inch deep. When I leave the lake it is 2 inches deep. When I get the canoe home it is almost 4 inches deep. It is spectacular.