A Salute to America

The Min-Aqua Bats’ final act, A Salute to America. These young ladies skiing around Lake Minocqua with flags flying is a sight to see. Happy Memorial Day to my friends.

Pyramid

The pyramid practiced in the previous photo is performed in front of crowds in Minocqua, Wisconsin.  I remember watching this ski team in the early 50’s. One of the oldest water ski show teams in the United States today. The Min-Aqua Bats Water Ski Club originated in 1950 with a group of local young peopleContinue reading “Pyramid”

Skiing into the Night

The Min-Aqua Bats practice for their summer shows while helpers wait for them on the dock and a few spectators watch from their boats in the distance. Since the early 50’s this ski team has thrilled vacationers in Minocqua, Wisconsin with their acrobatics on water. This is a team practicing building a pyramid in theContinue reading “Skiing into the Night”

Trestle

A still fall morning on Lake Minocqua turns into a mirror.  The warm water on a cold morning brings out a mist on the lake. This is an old train trestle that brought summer tourists into the area and lumber out. Now, known as the Bearskin Trail, the old rail bed leads hikers across bridgesContinue reading “Trestle”

Empty Docks

Empty docks mean the winter is on its way. The day after this photo was taken, the snows started. While the lake is no longer busy, the fall colors in Wisconsin’s Northwoods are stunning and this resort will be crowded for the next few weeks. When staying in Minocqua, WI, I usually get up earlyContinue reading “Empty Docks”

Misty Morning on the Lake

Winter is moving in on Like Minocqua in Minocqua, Wisconsin. Cold air on the summer warmed lake creates this foggy scene were Highway 51 crosses into downtown. This was taken from the Highway 51 Bridge where it crosses the lake. I got up early one morning to capture the sunrise at this same location butContinue reading “Misty Morning on the Lake”

Downtown Boulder Junction Doe

Driving north from Minocqua, WI, we finally get to downtown Boulder Junction. This town is famous for its deer, particularly rare white deer. Here we have an average doe strolling down the sidewalk. Boulder Junction is a scenic little town with some very nice art galleries and restaurants.

Little Star Lake

This is the view from the Blue Bayou restaurant in Manitowish Waters, WI. The Blue Bayou offers Cajun Cooking in the Northwoods. It is on Little Star Lake down the road from Little Bohemia, the hideout of John Dillinger. Both the food and the view are something to experience. Click on the photo for aContinue reading “Little Star Lake”

Best place to view Bald Eagles

One of the best places in the United States to view Bald Eagles is Oneida and Vilas counties in Wisconsin and they continue to lead the way as the eagle numbers continue to grow. Surveys done last year found a total of 1,695 bald eagle nests occupied by breeding adults, an increase of 105 nestsContinue reading “Best place to view Bald Eagles”

Bond Falls

Amazing Bond Falls in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.  This is a series of small falls ending in a massive flow over a series of boulders near Paulding Michigan. This is one of the lesser set of falls but probably the most interesting. The calm waters almost spray over the edge of the rocks creating a veryContinue reading “Bond Falls”