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Thursday, May 6, 2010

The Caretaker's Concern for 5/6/2010

TCC for 5/6/10

"New" 2007 post follows below.

The Caretaker is officially on hiatus from his blog until at least the end of this week but most likely through the end of next week. However, he will still have the e-mails from 2007 posted every night at 9 p.m. EST, they will be going out via the automated system. If the Caretaker happens to take some photos and has the time to post them he will do so. For those readers who have relied on the Caretaker's notifications of new posts via Facebook, while he is on hiatus from his blog he will not be sending out notifications via Facebook for the automated posts from 2007. If you'd like, you can sign up for e-mail notifications by entering your e-mail address at left, it is titled: "To receive E-mail notification of new posts:" It is just below the Caretaker's brief profile.

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 2/22/07:

Much of this day was also spent trying to get the movie uploaded to the internet. After having zero success with uploading it to the Caretaker decided he would try, which did take a couple of tries but in the end he eventually got the problems figured out. For the most part this day was about as frustrating as yesterday, it was nice to have finally met with success on the movie upload, but he was still left with a strong feeling of frustration. So, he decided the only thing to do was to go for a ski. As far as the skiing went, his would prove to be a bad idea. The snow that fell during the day today was a very moist snow so when the Caretaker set off on his skis he came to a halt. The snow was like glue to his skis, he scrapped his skis twice but still no luck, he trudged through the snow hoping to clear a path that would remain smooth and slick on his second pass, this too was of no use. The Caretaker could have just strapped branches to his feet for skis and the experience would have been much the same. These snow conditions were by far the worst the Caretaker had ever experienced in his life, it would have probably been more fun to x-c ski in the dirt in summer. However, be that as it may, the Caretaker needed the exercise and so walked around for a while on the ice with his x-c skis on, when he could get down to the ice he did manage to get a bit of glide but overall it was not the experience he was looking for. In the end the experience did prove rewarding because he was able to take the pictures that he did of the Island at nightfall in a light snow--if he hadn't stayed out on the ice walking around on his skis he would not have had the opportunity.

--The Caretaker

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