It's the last week of March and Lake Huron is still frozen all the way to the horizon, as it has been for several months. The early ice cover, heavy snow and a late melt means higher water levels and a smaller beach area later this year. Lake levels were high last year and are now likely to be even higher, leaving much less beach for people to enjoy once summer comes.
The beach is completely frozen. The blue in the foreground is reflected colour from the sky, not water. But the ice is thinning, temperatures are forecast to be above freezing next week, and the lake will start to open up.