The Island is Ready for Visitors!

Friday, May 27, 2016

It got colder as the day wore on and the fog rolled in.  Both Patty and Mitchell were hard at work all day and because Cyndy and I leave tomorrow, we did a few things that we love to do on the island.  We are confident that the Station is in good hands and hope you will consider a visit.

Patty and Mitchell both went to work in the tower sweeping and vacuuming but most importantly, cleaning and polishing all 284 pieces of lead crystal that make up the first order Fresnel lens, finishing the work that Cyndy had started the day before.  And Patty is ready in the gift shop.  I spent $62.90!  There are some cool new items you can find on line for FOSILS.  Or come and visit and you can meet Patty and Mitcell.

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There was a lot of lobster left from last night which made a great salad for lunch.  And then we had to get rid of the shells on our way to walk the South Trail, newly cleared by Mitchell and Patty.

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Once again the gulls were not happy with our presence and Grady sniffed out some nests but there were not eggs yet.

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Back at the ranch, Mitchell was repairing the chain on a sign that warns people not to walk on the tram.  Patty was repairing some signage we use for the trails down in the Whistle House (the big workshop from whence emanates the fog signal blast) and Cyndy seemed to be supervising with Grady.

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Every winter some shingles blow off the roof; it will be a job to replace, perhaps by the Wednesday Warriors.

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The apple trees are in blossom.

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Patty’s fish tacos for dinner were fun eating and delicious.  Afterward, we lingered over tea and chocolate chip cookies and told stories.  There was no sunset that we could see.  You couldn’t even see the sea.  Humidity was at 98% and fog was thick enough to set off the horn, although you have to turn it on now manually through VHF channel on a radio.  But that’s another story for Mitchell and Patty to tell.  The unusual result, kind of a phenomenon, is the canopy of light tate umbrella’s the island when the fog is this thick, made from the light and the struts between the window panes.  I marvel at it every time I see it.

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