My brother Ward Johnson shot these awesome aerial photos from his plane this week – of the frozen bays around the Old Mission Peninsula and Grand Traverse region.
Folks around the area have been taking advantage of the frozen bays in recent weeks, whether it’s ice-skating at Haserot Beach, ice-fishing everywhere, parking their car next to their ice shanty and hiking to Power Island (there’s a regular freeway going out there from Peninsula Drive).
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But these photos from the air are proof positive that both East Bay and West Bay are frozen, as well as the area in Lake Michigan beyond the end of Old Mission Peninsula. A few more…
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