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 3/5/08 Ghetto temp. 60 F. and steady. Island tmp. 32 F. Yesterday's L/H: 22/32 F. Current conditions: Cloud covered sky, a few flurries, wind from the South 5 to 10 mph.
Mostly a quiet day here on the Island. Quite a bit of wind and rain last night and this morning. The Caretaker went over to the mainland to drop off an empty propane tank at his car, at first he tried skiing over, the rain has melted most all of the snow and flooded the ice. It was like skiing through wet cement. After some 100 yards or so the Caretaker decided to return to the Island to switch out his x-c skis for just boots. This proved to be a very good idea, on top of the ice is a layer of slush and water some 4 to 6 inches deep, hopefully it will freeze over thus adding to the ice. Overall, the ice and snow on the Lake gets a "not so good" rating for the entire winter thus far, hopefully things will improve before the thaw begins.