We were walking along the beach at Presque Isle Park in Marquette yesterday. It was an amazing day here, especially considering that it is Januaury in the UP. Temperature was in the mid 40s, and although the day started with a fierce wind, it had largely abated by the afternoon. I was told by a local that the Yooper Fitness Program had taken a setback (digging out from snow). Along the beach we found large bulders at the end of the bay that were coaated with layers of ice from the storms -- and their shapes reminded me of a bunch of walruses. The softly sculpted forms with sheets of icecicles were incredible, and if you look closley you can see sand grains suspended in the ice. All in all. a wonderful day!