As I said in the last post, there were no boats going through the Soo Locks. They were all stuck in Duluth and as we were there, a group of Coast Guard ships was going over to Duluth to get them unstuck. I heard someone say that the ice was about 6 feet thick in some places. The Coast Guard convoy started moving out of Duluth on Wednesday. As I am typing this post, they are somewhere around Thunder Bay. Rumors are that they will arrive in the Soo on Saturday but I don't think that is likely.
Since there were no ships, I decided to wander down the Scenic Highway to Paradise. My first stop was the Point Iroquois Lighthouse which is just west of Brimley (Oatmeal Capital of the World). I try to stop at this lighthouse when I get the chance because it is one of my favorites and one of the more beautiful lighthouses.