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 3/21/08 Ghetto temp. 49.5 F. and mostly steady. Island tmp. 29.5 F. Yesterday's L/H: 22/35 F. Current conditions: Mostly clear sky, bright full moon, wind from the North, North West 5 to 10 mph, gusting up to 15/20 mph.
The wind from yesterday never really let up all last night nor for today, if anything today's wind was even stronger and gustier than yesterday. The resulting wind chill kept the Caretaker inside for most all of the day, he didn't feel like being out in the cold. The combination of the wind and sun has broken up the ice between the Island and Little Recluse, this makes getting off the Island a bit more difficult for the Caretaker. This morning the Caretaker heard the Fire Department's air-boat racing around out on the ice. It turns out they were on a rescue mission and not just out for practice. Someone went through the ice over in Huddle Bay, at least that is what the Caretaker was told in a phone conversation this past afternoon. Today was not a good day to go through the ice, with the wind, when you get out if you can't get to shelter soon you'd probably be better off staying in the water.