The following is a collection of non-hockey pictures I took a couple of weekends ago when we were up in Mackinaw City.
As you’ll see, mid-way through, I escaped the arena now and then with non-gourmet coffee in hand to get a few of these shots – Oh…and I lived thru it too! I know…Miracle! Just not Miracle On Ice! Hahaha…oh yah, I kill me. But seriously, that’s a great movie.
Lights at the arena.
Retired Coast Guard cutter in her final resting spot.
Looking back the other way.
Almost got the whole mast in the frame.
But then, see here? I cut the masts off again! Sorry, never photographed a boat before. I’ll be a little more careful next time.
Mackinaw Bridge over the Straights of Mackinaw. This is where Lake Michigan joins in with Lake Huron and technically Lake Superior.
I think it’s very impressive – all that fresh water!
For those of you that don’t know..that’s the Upper Peninsula, “The U.P.” on the other side and it’s where we’re headed Saturday for the U.P. Pond Hockey Championships.
We know a couple of guys that are going to be participating in it. One of them is a guy named Ryan that has been helping Jake now and then with his goal tending. We three (well four with Ryan looking on too) watched his buddy Jesse last year compete there – it should be extra fun to watch this weekend with both of them on the team.
Because our Winter has been lacking in the cold department, the powers that be are going to have to hold it not on Moran Bay like last year, but on an inland lake nearby.
Click here and it will take you to, what I think is anyway, a cool picture post from last year I did up when it was held on the bay looking out towards Mackinaw Island. Click that if you’ve not seen it – it was amazing and I was instantly hooked on outdoor hockey!
“Instantly hooked on outdoor hockey” might be a tad over zealous…it’s not that I wanna learn to skate now or anything like that…I just loved the whole…I don’t know… atmosphere of it. And what I mean by atmosphere is…well it was just…a collective gathering of folks not afraid of the cold and making the most of winter…that and walking on the thick two-foot-plus blue ice – That in itself sent me over the edge – I could see the black rocks on the bottom of the bay!
Way too neat and I bet it will be this year too.
Go Ryan & Jesse’s Team!!