We’re leaving Madeline Island today for out last stop: Minneapolis. We won’t be there too long, just enough to see some friends before we fly back Monday.

The picture is where we are right now. It’s 3 degrees, so this was taken through a window. The white “shore” you see in the distance is actually ice built up against the real shore, which is well out of sight.

In two or three weeks, most of Lake Superior will be frozen over.