When I go out to take photos, I’m traveling light and just walk out. But if you have your food, fishing gear, fire wood and perhaps a beer or two then walking out is less than practical. Here are a collection of modes of transportation that people here use to get out to their bob house.
Life on the ice is pretty interesting. As you can see, there are many ways for people to decorate their bob houses, from signs to flags to lettering. And there is much to do, besides fishing. People have to chop wood for their woodstoves and do maintenance on their bob houses. The ice freezes around them, requiring them to chop them free with axes by the end of the season. Cooking is a big part of the day. It is like tailgating for a sporting event or concert. And there is traveling around on various vehicles…more on that another day.
Having lived most of my life in New England without attending an ice fishing derby, it seemed like an ineresting idea to explore a local contest in our town.
The most impressive thing was the wonderful people I met out there oon the ice. They were so kind and welcoming. Let me introduce some of them.
There were quite a variety of so called “bob-houses”. Here are a few:
More photos can be found at http://www.flickr.com/photos/81252564@N05/sets/72157641083045255/
Thank you to all of the people who made me feel welcome and let me take their picture. It made for a very fun morning.