Lake Winnebago


Today was the first really nice day of the year. Like 70* Fahrenheit, nice. So once I got home and settled from the day job I grabbed my camera and went outside. I went to one of my usual spots to photograph Lake Winnebago.

I went to Asylum Bay again because I wanted to get a photo of the lighthouse for hopefully the last installment of my short story. But before I headed to that area, I went to check out the rest of the park.

I walked up to the edge of the grassy area, to see how far down it was to the water, and to see if I could safely get down there. I was able to, so I did, and I captured a few photos of a fallen tree in the lake. I also scared two chipmunks that were playing with each other.

The shoreline along Lake Winnebago.

Then I went back up to the trail and walked the rest of it to the road. I would have kept going, but I wasn’t sure if the area beyond was someone’s property or the park, and I didn’t want to risk it if was someone’s yard.

I turned around and started slowly making my way back to the lighthouse. I stopped along the shoreline again to capture the remaining ice shove before it all melts, When I finally made it to the lighthouse, I discovered that a lot of people were in that area fishing.

What is left of the ice shoves.

With how nice it was, I don’t blame them, I just didn’t want to scare the fish away from them. So I took a few photos from the opposite shore and then I headed back. I didn’t cross the bridge or anything.

Mental Health

Before I left the park I had one more thing to do. I needed to dip my toes in Lake Winnebago. So I found an area that wasn’t busy or that looked too deep, and I went in. Shoes and all. It was really rocky in that part of the lake and I didn’t want to slip and fall and go for a swim, with my camera and phone.

The water was still pretty chilly, but I have zero regrets. Once I was done, I headed back to my car, only to see another spot that I could maybe photograph while being in the lake. So I went back in. This time, I went up to my mid calves. It was the best feeling to be back in the lake after a long, cold winter.

Have you guys been able to dip your toes in the water yet? Comment below if you think I’m nuts for even doing it.

One response to “Lake Winnebago”

  1. […] you know, I went out on Monday night to photograph Lake Winnebago and to play in the water. Then on Tuesday, I was out with friends playing Pokemon Go. I did happen […]

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