The upside besides the warm temperatures was that we were able to view some ice shoves that happened on a portion of Lake Winnebago.
Ice shoves are giant chunks of ice that have been forced to shore by strong winds, current and changes in temperature. This is very early to see these shoves. Some people call them ice heaves or ice surges. They can cause a lot of damage if they push against solid objects like houses, shoreline walls or even lighthouses. There is a lot of power behind these huge pieces of ice.
We were able to walk out on the ice to view the shoves up close. I was a little uneasy at first. I knew I was walking on the lake, and we saw quite a few cracks.
|Cracks in the ice.|
Then I saw a person drive a pickup truck out on the lake so I felt they would go through the ice before we would. The ice shoves are massive pieces of ice that a piled up on top of each other. I took photos which describe them better than I can.
|The view as we started walking out on the ice.|
|My husband standing in front of one of the ice pieces to give perspective.|