Ice fishing

Abandoned bombardier, Manitoba, Canada

I came across this vehicle in the Manitoba prairies,  fifty miles north of Winnipeg. A relic of its former self, it would have been used for ice fishing, its auger drilling through four feet of ice and its wood stove warming the occupants as they drove across the lake.

The ice hut gave shelter to fishermen and often provided further comforts with the inclusion of a sofa, TV and fridge to keep the beer from freezing.
Ice hut , Manitoba

The ice huts give shelter to fishermen and often provides further comforts such as  sofas, TVs and fridges to prevent the beer from freezing.


Sea Fever

The sea at Brighton in September

I must go down to the seas again, for the call of the running tide
Is a wild call and a clear call that may not be denied;
   And all I ask is a windy day with the white clouds flying,
         And the flung spray and the blown spume, and the sea-gulls crying.
John Masefield. Sea Fever 1902