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Saturday, August 21, 2010

The Caretaker's Concern for 8/20/2010

TCC for 8/20/10:

No post for today, no new photos, just a post from 2007.

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,
Ice Out Day 6, 4/20/07:

Lake Temperature: 37 F

Today marks the official end of ice out for the Island in that it is no longer surrounded nor bordered by ice. There is still plenty of ice in part of Bolton bay and all of Huddle Bay which is just off to the West of the Island, but most all of it will be gone by the end of tomorrow, either way, it should have no impact on the Isalnd. The wind is forecast to come from the South on Sunday, so if there is any ice left down at that end of the Lake there is a chance that it could come back this way and some will pile up on the South shore of the Island. Given the temperatures we are due to get tomorrow and Sunday the Caretaker has his doubts about there being any ice left at the South end but he'll just have to wait and see. So, not until Sunday will the Caretaker consider ice out over, not that this matters because the Caretaker has to leave the Island, he's running out of storage space on his computer and needs to get some disks so he can free up some space on his computer. Now because of this some of you may be a bit disappointed as far the psychology experiment on seclusion goes, but that will just have to wait for another time.

On today's photos, the Caretaker has a request, the first photo (titled "Bed of Ice"), please stare at the bed of ice in the photo for some 10 seconds or so and please let me know if you see anything odd about it. He's not sure if it's just his tired eyes or if there is something with the photo.

The bird photo, the bird is a Loon (for those who don't know or can't tell) it's not a great shot but it is the best digital shot I have. If you haven't noticed there is an audio file attached to this e-mail also, it is a recording of two geese in the water trying to drown each other, literally, and the call of a Loon. The recording is the last attachment on this e-mail. The Caretaker was on the South dock early this morning when he made this sound recording. The Loons will only be here for a short while, they are migrating to their summer waters. Unfortunately Lake George does not provide proper nesting conditions for Loons so chances are no matter how large the population gets they will never summer here.

The long narrow photo is of the Bolton Fire department out on the Lake in the rescue air boat. Lastly, the nighttime photo is of the East window of the Ghetto, the blue streak is from the monitor of the Caretaker's computer.

--The Caretaker

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