Finally, the ice began to break up and I was able to boat to Rock Harbor. This involved weaving around ice flows and breaking through thin layers of ice, which had formed over night.
The island felt extremely wild. There were only a handful of us in this huge wilderness. I saw moose, bald eagles, loons, and an otter. I heard sandhill cranes and spring peepers. It was a glorious time...spring in the Northwoods!
|Thick snow fell much of the first several days after my arrival on April 21|
|Cold, but clearing up|
|Ranger III made it to the edge of the ice at Mott Island|
|My cabin on Mott Island, nestled next to Rock Harbor Channel|
|Crystal clear morning with pan ice across to the main island...I watched an otter cross the ice this morning!|
|The ice is slowly breaking up!|
|The outer coast|
|Kayaking on a calm evening along Mott Island|
|Sunset of April|