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 4/10/08 Lake Temp. 38.5 F. Ghetto temp. 51 F. and dropping. Island tmp. 51 F. Yesterday's L/H: 39/42 F. Current conditions: Mostly clear sky, starlight dimmed by subtle haze, a few solitary clouds, wind from the East 5 to 10 mph.
It was a mostly calm day today, a nice day for a paddle, when the water is flat and the wind is scarce one would be a fool to not take advantage of such paddling conditions . Today is the second day after ice-out, the Caretaker had been doing a bit of paddling back and forth to the mainland during ice-out, but now, with no ice to have to be mindful of, the paddling is that much more pleasant. Well, except for the motorboats, not so much the congestion, the Caretaker only heard two boats on the Lake today, but just the fact that he heard them, and he will continue to hear more of them as time goes on. In the meantime the Caretaker will just watch the Lake level get increasingly higher.