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Friday, April 23, 2010

The Caretaker's Concern for 4/23/2010

TCC for 4/23/10

Mostly a calm day on the Lake, later in the afternoon the wind picked up a bit but nothing too much. It's a calm night, cloudless sky, a bit shy of a 3/4 moon, it seems a bit darker than it should be, perhaps the ash from the volcano in Iceland has finally reached these parts? If so then perhaps tomorrow's Sunrise will be a little extra ordinary.

Photo from today:

Before there was the blog the Caretaker sent out posts via e-mail, the following is from the Caretaker's second winter on the Island:

Island Ice Report for 2/12/07:

Outside temp: 22 F
Ghetto temp: 60 F
Wind: North, 5- 10 mph
Sky: Clear, star filled
Precipitation: none
The Ice is popping, pining, and booming continuously.

Went for a skate over to the Old Knapp Estate on the East shore to confirm the reports of open water. It's true, at the mouth of the Narrows extending West past Tongue mountain point (or whatever that point is called) the Lake has not frozen over. Talked to an ice fisherman in the area, he said the Lake was frozen from the Narrows up to before Hague, from Hague on the Lake is completely open to the North end. The ice skate over was more a chore than a joy, the Caretaker did find a sizable space of open Ice en route to the East shore, he took advantage of it and skated around on it for a while. As of now the skating is not so hot and neither is the x-c skiing, however, we are supposed to get a bit of snow tomorrow night and all day Wednesday, should this happen the skiing will be great once again. Unfortunately the Caretaker forgot his camera and so there is no photo of the open water. But worry not, he will make another trip over there soon and will provide. The rest of the day the Caretaker was on the mainland doing errands. Nothing too exciting to report, however, he did bring his camera to the mainland and he took pictures at the place where he took care of one of his errands.
The Caretaker will spend much of tomorrow getting ready for the coming snow storm and if it does hit as expected he will be snowed in for Wednesday, at that time he will expand on the previous day's report.
Happy Lincoln's Birthday!

--The Caretaker

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