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 4/17/08 Lake Temp. 45.5F. Ghetto temp. 65 F. and dropping, slowly. Island tmp. 65 F. Yesterday's L/H: 36/58 F. Current conditions: Mostly clear, moonlight night, little to no wind.
Another quiet day on the Lake, while out paddling, and what a fine paddle it was, the Caretaker noted that given the general constant calm these past few days he could have canoed the entire Lake without ever having to battle the wind and resulting waves. If the Caretaker gets his act together come this Summer he will make a point to allocate time for a canoe trip along the entire shoreline of the Lake. His hopes would be to do it all in one trip, but if need be he will do it piecemeal. The Caretaker has been up and down the entire Lake, and has seen much of its shoreline, but not all of it, at least not up close and personal as can only be had by a canoe or rowboat or kayak or what have you.
There were more motorboats sighted and heard on the Lake today, the congestion is increasing ever so slightly, but it is increasing. All sorts of birds are passing through on their great migration Northwards. The Ghetto almost got up to 70 degrees Fahrenheit. Spring is inching closer and closer, Summer is off in the distance, but not too far away.