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 3/02/08 Ghetto temp. 58 F. and steady. Island tmp. 22 F. Yesterday's L/H: 21/30 F. Current conditions: Mostly clear, little to no wind.
It was a clear bright morning with very little wind, some occasional gusts, the Caretaker skied out to Dome Island to finish up the project he started the other day. For those who are interested you may now view what it is the Caretaker has been working on over at Dome. Under "Favorite Links" to the left, at the bottom you will see a link labeled "YouTube", if you click on that you will be taken to the video that the Caretaker made, and for those of you who have not seen the Caretaker's previous work put up on YouTube you will be able to do so by clicking on the link for other videos by the Caretaker, it is labeled "Other Videos by WreckLooseIsland" or something like that.
Also, the Caretaker noticed that he had provided the wrong web address for the company that makes the alcohol stove he is so fond of, just above the YouTube link is a link to the company Brasslite, if lightweight backpacking is your thing you might want to check out their product.
The x-c skiing on the ice today was not much better than it has been these past few days, however, with the bright sun, it was rather warm. Eventually the Caretaker had to take off his jacket to keep from getting too hot--it was much like Spring skiing which is always nice. Other than skiing over by Dome the Caretaker went to the mainland to shovel out his car. The weather report calls for a mix of rain and freezing rain tomorrow, the Caretaker did not want the snow around his car to freeze in, especially since he has to go to Albany yet again. If he can he will go tomorrow, if not then hopefully Tuesday. Other than that not much else worth reporting on for today.