CT: New Haven County- Oxford- Lake Zoar (Winter Ice)

With the pandemic, I have expanded my outdoor adventures to the icy season. Normally you would find me with a hot chocolate and a fire indoors somewhere.

Today, it was 10 degrees with the windchill below zero. I decided to search for where I could drive-up and easily find “icy” photo ops.

It occurred to me that places where I kayak may be that option! This stop was at Jackson Cove along Lake Zoar in Oxford, CT. The edge of the launch site had plates of ice. It was hard to imagine I rode in these waters.

It was so incredibly cold that I did not take too much time finding the perfect shot but I was taken by the icy shoreline and the waves of shaved ice chunks that were being pushed against the edge. I likely should have taken a video to capture the unique sounds.

I made a second stop nearby along the lake at Kettletown State Park where I saw someone ice fishing! While the ice seemed thick I can’t imagine how he got himself set up out there!

All this is new to me – the sights, the sounds, the chill from the lake and the feeling of the patches of ice over the once hot sand. It’s invigorating! What gifts! Stay warm!

Published by Belinda Sheets

This is a non-promotional blog. I am not a photographer nor am I selling anything through this blog. Professionally I am a Business Transformation Specialist focused on gaining efficiencies and reducing costs for major corporations. Recent life experiences made me better appreciate the present and all that can be seen by increasing my focus and attention on my surroundings. I always enjoyed going out and exercising and I would look but I did not see as my attention was on resolving some problem. Captured through pictures and sharing insights about various locations, I hope others can enjoy my research and insights and allow themselves to pause a few moments and truly appreciate and learn new things. When you follow me that is my only gift. To know I have touched you enough to want to follow the blog. Respectfully (Stay Safe), Belinda Sheets Business Transformation professional with interests in photography, hiking, bicycling and kayaking and learning how to be present.

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