One Caretaker's story of living (mostly) in solitude on a private Island on Lake George in Upstate New York, as told through daily photographs and musings/ramblings (well, daily in the winter; every four days or so in the Summer and mostly just photos in the Summer).
A Very Brief Glossary: GHETTO--Name for the cabin that the Caretaker lives in, a single story structure, about 220 square feet/20.44 square meters.
Living Conditions: End of October to early May, no running water, Island population: 1. Early May to end of October, running water, Island population: ranges from 1 to 20 or so.
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The Caretaker's Concern 2/1/08 Ghetto temp. 58 F. and steady. Island tmp. 28 F. Yesterday's L/H: 27/26 F. Cloud covered, light rain/sleet.
The day started out with rain, it then turned to sleet, then snow for a while, about two to three inches and then went on to become freezing rain. The ice is now snow covered, which won't help it get any thicker. It also means that the Caretaker will not be able to scoot across the ice in the canoe, sliding across the ice in a canoe is not much work, pushing through the snow in a canoe is utterly miserable. Most likely the rain will eventually wash away the snow, but until it does, the Caretaker won't be making any trips to the mainland any time soon.
Due to the precipitation today the Caretaker spent most all of the day in the Ghetto. He didn't even get out during the day to take a photo. Originally he was thinking of using a photo from his back-stock, but in keeping with a photo a day he took one of the rain at night. Not much to look at, however, while the Caretaker was out on the water in the canoe yesterday, he did shoot a short video, it is now posted on youtube, here's the link:
Unfortunately due to the Caretaker's very slow internet connection he had to reduce the size so he could upload it in a reasonable amount of time, sorry for the poor quality.