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!