Ice Caves On Lake Erie – A Frozen Tundra

They were all over the news. The ice caves that formed on Lake Erie along the shoreline of Crystal Beach. The waves that washed upon those humongous rocks didn’t stand a chance. Falling icy snow pellets, ferocious winds howling around for what seemed like days on end, small snow storms, big snow storms and constant deep freezing temperatures, were all elements of Mother Nature that made the shores of Lake Erie look like a frozen tundra with patches of little igloo-like structures popping up. Mother Nature at times can definitely be awe-inspiring.

Naturally, Nat and I had to check this phenomenon out. A lot of folks around here are thinking this may be a once-in-a-lifetime, as they’ve never seen the likes of this before. We tended to agree. So we headed out to vote in our little by-election (hoping to kick out old Dalton McGinty’s party of mischievous makers), and along with another errand at the drug store, we made a morning of it. As we arrived we could see a few families already out walking around the actual frozen lake, with their children nestled in little bob-sleds all bundled up and cozy, along with amateur photographers snapping away. We joined them and this is what we saw:-

Lake Erie looking like frozen tundra
Lake Erie looking like frozen tundra
Small portion of Ice Caves
Small portion of Ice Caves
Me trying to bend under an ice cave formation
Me trying to bend under an ice cave formation
Can you spot me?
Can you spot me?
If it wasn't for the tan pants - you might miss me!!
If it wasn’t for the tan pants – you might miss me!!
An up close and personal pic of an ice cave
An up close and personal pic of an ice cave
Frozen Lake Erie - BRRRRR
Frozen Lake Erie – BRRRRR
Small portion of Ice Caves - it just keeps going!
Small portion of Ice Caves – it just keeps going!
Nat walking on what seems like frozen tundra
Nat walking on what seems like frozen tundra
Nat helping a mom take picture of kids under an Ice Cave
Nat helping a mom take picture of kids under an Ice Cave
Nat chatting up a mom!!
Nat chatting up a mom!!
Portion of Ice Caves
Portion of Ice Caves
Frozen Lake Erie - there's ice fishermen way, way out there!!
Frozen Lake Erie – there’s ice fishermen way, way out there!!
Cave-like formations by parking lot
Cave-like formations by parking lot
All alone on that frozen lake!!
All alone on that frozen lake!!
Large chunk of frozen water on Lake Erie
Large chunk of frozen water on Lake Erie
Nat checking out what's inside
Nat checking out what’s inside
Nat by Ice Cave
Nat by Ice Cave
Portion of frozen Lake Erie with Ice Cave formations
Portion of frozen Lake Erie with Ice Cave formations
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