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 4/20/08 Lake Temp. 43.5 F. Ghetto temp. 63 F. and dropping. Island tmp. 63 F. Yesterday's L/H: 48.5/79.5 F. Current conditions: Mild cloud coverage, little to no wind.
Ever more birds passing through, at Sunrise the bird noise was quite a cacophony, however overall rather pleasant, it sure is a nice change from the mostly silent Winter mornings, at least silent of most bird calls.
It was another calm day today, the wind last night was a nice change of pace, these constantly calm days are starting to get a little stale. Not that the Caretaker is complaining, it has sure made for some great paddling, but if there was more wind more often he would be a lot further along on the burning that needs to be done.
The Caretaker was in town today, it is getting busier, so too the Lake. There were more boats out tonight, the Caretaker still thinks it is crazy to be out on the Lake at night racing around. Not only is debris still floating, none of the lighted buoys are afloat, so if you don't know the Lake very well, you are really looking for trouble. Oh well, to each their own.