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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

The Caretaker's Concern for 4/27/2010

TCC for 4/27/2010:

A mix of rain, hail and snow for today. Most of the day was like the top photo, at around 5 o'clock or so the Sun started to break through the clouds. A bit of Winter here on the Lake as can be seen in the other two photos. Currently 39 degrees in the Ghetto which is about what the temperature is outside the Ghetto.

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 2/16/07:

Outside temp: 10 F
Ghetto temp: 55 F
Wind: mostly calm, occasional gust from the West 5 to 10 mph
Sky: Partly cloudy
Precipitation: None

The Caretaker was driven out of bed by the sound of what he initially thought was a rather loud snowmobile with a tuned pipe, when at one point it sounded as if this "snowmobile" was racing around the Island. So leapt to the door and what did he see? The Bolton Fire department's air boat driving by. The Caretaker put on his robe and boots and went to the kitchen to fire up the heat. He heard the air boat again so he went out to see. The boat had stopped and two of the firemen came onto the Island, they walked over the Caretaker's ski tracks this perturbed him, mildly. Apparently there was a 911 call that someone had gone into the Lake near the Island. The Caretaker said he knew nothing about it nor saw anything and that he was the only person on the Island. The Firemen left on the air boat. The Caretaker called a very few key people so if word got round about a person going through the ice by the Island and never found they wouldn't think it was him. Later the Caretaker learned from the Librarian, who had called to tell the Caretaker that a book of his was in, said it was a false alarm, the person who had called 911 thought they saw someone go in but then said it was a rock. Anyway, after the air boat left the Caretaker got on with his day, today he was going to climb Shelving Rock. He only got to Shelving Rock Falls. This rest of the story will follow tomorrow.
The first picture is of the Falls, they are completely frozen over and snowed over.
The second picture is of Cat Mountain it was taken from atop of the falls.

--The Caretaker

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