MISSISSIPPI RIVER STORIES 2017 #1 - TURN OF THE YEAR


Spirit of Dubuque, Ice Harbor, Dubuque, Iowa, December 2016  ---------

I didn’t want the old year let go by without a last visit at the Mississippi River. The “SPIRIT OF DUBUQUE” is put to rest for the season at the Ice Harbor in Dubuque. The afternoon sun made its colors shine and the paddle boat was reflecting on the ice. A few miles upstream at Mud Lake Park the ice got jammed, although the river is not completely frozen over due to the mild weather lately. The warm colors of the limestone bluffs on the Wisconsin side create a nice color contrast to the deep blue of the ice. By the way, we started the new year today with a walk along the river again. Winter can be nice here in eastern Iowa…

Mississippi River, Mud Lake, Iowa, December 2016