GRAND MANAN, N.B.

JULY 31/O5

By: GRANDMANAN, 11:01 AM GMT on July 31, 2005

Another great morning, no wind, clear, temp 16C. Giving samething all day. That means lots of yard work to attack.
Attended the firework display last night, and great show. The venue was tailormade, and a huge crowd on hand.
Emily still at Yo Ho and having a marvelous time, and Rob off to Wood Island Picnic for the day.

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JULY 30/05

By: GRANDMANAN, 10:58 AM GMT on July 30, 2005

Clear, temp 14C, no wind. Looking to be a good weekend for the holiday weekend.

Emily having a great time at the lake, stated she didn't miss her grandmother, but qualified that by saying she did but wasn't homesick.

MISTRESS has been successful with the herring wars with the last batch from the Banks. Most whales around they have ever seen. Must be making thier way up into the Bay.

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JULY 29/05

By: GRANDMANAN, 10:40 AM GMT on July 29, 2005

A clear day with a little cloud cover, temp 15C, no wind. Good forecast for the weekend.

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JULY 26/05

By: GRANDMANAN, 10:44 AM GMT on July 28, 2005

Wind change to NW, now clear, temp 14C, wind about 10 KPH. Giving a sunny and good temp for the long weekend.
MISTRESS was successful but fish from the head of the Bay so 10 hrs up and back. Large spawned herring for the most part.
Rob returned (reluctantly) from his adventure. Had a grand time, and ready to travel at a moments notice. Emily off for her week on the mainland. Called last night, and has already met afriend from across the lake - Ryan.

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JULY 27/05

By: GRANDMANAN, 10:31 AM GMT on July 27, 2005

Fog,14Ctemp, slight breeze from the south. Giving a little rain later on, but will have to wait and see.
Yesterday the fog come and went all day, but overall not a bad weather day at all.
Rob has not reported in so must be having a grand time on the river.
Emily leaves this AM for the mainland, and will see if her level anticipation is met.

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JULY 26/05

By: GRANDMANAN, 10:22 AM GMT on July 26, 2005

A little fog this AM, but already beginning to burn off. No wind, and temp 14C.
No word from Rob so he must be enjoying his visit to the cottage, quite abit of rain once they left here. Hopefully was good up the river.
Arnold and Joanne here for a couple of days, and taking Emily back with them for about a week.

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JULY 25/05

By: GRANDMANAN, 10:17 AM GMT on July 25, 2005

A great start to the day. No wind, lots of sunshine, temp dropped signifgantly overnight at 10C. The forecast is from clear to thunderstorms so will wait and see.
Rob off to cottage for a couple of days on the mainland with a buddy, it is almost like Xmas watching his anticipation for the hour to arrive to get underway.

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JULY 24/05

By: GRANDMANAN, 11:11 AM GMT on July 24, 2005

A slight breeze from the west, sunny, temp 18C - a very good start to the day.
Yesterday was also plenty of sun, and hot. Getting a few of these days in a row could be habit forming.

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JULY 23/05

By: GRANDMANAN, 11:14 AM GMT on July 23, 2005

Slightly overcast, no wind, 18Ctemp. Looks to be another humid day, but no complaints. Overall forecast for the weekend is positive.
Will see if have an opportunity to get on Ross Island this AM to look for bake apples. The tide is about right to allow a few hours before getting caught on thier with the truck.

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JULY 22/05

By: GRANDMANAN, 10:38 AM GMT on July 22, 2005

Another glorious morning, with temp already at 19C, no wind and clear. Moon was great on the water last night, almost like daylight at 2300 HRS.
The high temps( for here) are unusual, but have not heard any complaints from anybody.
Have got a start on getting the winter wood undercover.It has taken awhile to have it cured,

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JULY 21/05

By: GRANDMANAN, 10:39 AM GMT on July 21, 2005

A continuation of yesterdays weather, once the day got going so did the sun, and heat. Overnight temp down to around 18C. Currently clear, no wind, temp 21C, and will increase as the day goes on.
This swing in the weather is almost too much of a good thing because of the high humidity, but still great to see the sun for an extended period of time.
Pump repaired and MISTRESS back at it, would have been a beautiful night on the water.

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JULY 20/05

By: GRANDMANAN, 10:29 AM GMT on July 20, 2005

Once again fog to start the day, and no wind, temp 12C. The sun is attempting to make its way through, and hopefully will be successful by noon.
On the mainland very hot with yesterday a warning being issued for most of the Province of a Humidex to 41C - that makes the fog look pretty good.
No herring overnight we had some problems with our TRANSVAC, so stood down until repaired.

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JULY 18/05

By: GRANDMANAN, 10:32 AM GMT on July 18, 2005

FOG,pretty well says it again this AM. No wind, Temp 13C the forecast is what you see is what you get.
Herring still plentiful, but quota is a concern, we have not been advised of what this years total. Makes it difficult to manage what we do with our allocation.

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JULY 18/05

By: GRANDMANAN, 10:18 PM GMT on July 17, 2005

Looks like more of the same old, same old FOG this morning. Darft from the sw, so unlikly to clear unless more westerly gets the nod. Temp real nice at 13C, prospect of rain all week.
Everybody returned to thier locations after wedding festivities. The trip on the ferry uneventful, and flat calm.

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JULY 17/05

By: GRANDMANAN, 9:22 AM GMT on July 16, 2005

Yesterday a great weather day, and also today. Real warm almost hot in St. John and also today. Clear all day with a bit of fog showing up now.
Got the lawns mowed,and some wood below decks so a prodcutive day after being at wedding last night with the brothers.
Looks pretty good for the week so will wait and see.


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JULY 16/05

By: GRANDMANAN, 10:35 AM GMT on July 15, 2005

A beautiful day in the making, clear, no wind, temp 12C.Giving a high of 26C same for tomorrow.
We off to wedding, and glad to see the weather is co-operating.
Successful week for the MISTRESS never missed a trip of herring all week.

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JULY 15/05

By: GRANDMANAN, 6:32 AM EDT on July 15, 2005

A lot of fog at daylight, but already pretty well burned off. No wind, and temp at 12C. Looking good for the weekend.
Herring still moving through the plant, and more bait off to Maine last couple of days.

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JULY 14/05

By: GRANDMANAN, 6:46 AM EDT on July 14, 2005

Overcast, slight breeze se, temp 11C, a little fog with visibility at least 2 miles.
Nice rain yesterday AM, and then lots of sun with moderate temps. Ontario still suffering through heatwave.
Herring from the MISTRESS still steady, and now selling bait to Maine. A first for us.

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JULY 13/05

By: GRANDMANAN, 6:30 AM EDT on July 13, 2005

An excellent weather day yesterday as the day went on cleared up, no breeze and about 23C. The yard work was caught up.
This AM overcast, and a nice rain to water everthing. Starting to clear, no wind, temp13C.
Thankful don't have the heat to contend with they are in Toronto. Now Wpg. getting heat with lots of mosquitos, and will be until frost -not pleasant at all.

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JU;Y 12/O5

By: GRANDMANAN, 6:29 AM EDT on July 12, 2005

Slightly overcast this AM, draft of wind from the north, Temp 12C.
Had a small amount of thundershowers yesterday, and enough rain to keep the gardens from drying up.
Forecast giving same thing with an increase in temp/humidity as the week goes on.
Herring for seiners, but nothing going in the wiers. Getting late for the wier fishery, but everthing has been later this year.

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JULY 11/05

By: GRANDMANAN, 6:27 AM EDT on July 11, 2005

So far no fog, just a little overcast, no wind - just a draft from sw,temp 10C. Forecast is for thundershowers, and warming up through the week.
The weather has made the lawn go crazy. Will need to be mowed at the first opportunity - weather permitting.
No herring news, but longliners getting some halibut.

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JULY 10/05

By: GRANDMANAN, 7:07 AM EDT on July 10, 2005

Another morning of fog out there. No wind, temp 12C. Dosen't appear to be any let up for the next few days. Can.t see the beach so it is very wooly.

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JULY 8/05

By: GRANDMANAN, 6:53 AM EDT on July 09, 2005

Winds still from the north, temp 11C, and RAIN. Getting a little like mildew around here. Not a lot of respite in the forecast over the next week.
Unusual to have the wind from the north this time of year as the prevailing wind is from the south = as a rule,
Succesful week in the herring fishery have approx. 170 Ton in the freezer at this moment.

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JULY 8/05

By: GRANDMANAN, 6:31 AM EDT on July 08, 2005

At daylight fog so thick couldn't see the shore. Slight wind from the east, and fog is moving off. Temp 10C. Canadian weatherman saying clear all day, and US fellow saying overcast and rain. Looking out the window at this moment gives no clear winner - it is overcast but clearing.
MISTRESS has had a successful week of fishing, and will stand down for the weekend - new government(DFO)conditions.

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JULY 7/05

By: GRANDMANAN, 6:34 AM EDT on July 07, 2005

Another dreary day, winds NE at 20kph, temp 12C, and rain. Prevailing wind for this time of year should be sw, and has been northerly since spring.
Herring around, and we are getting our share.
Weather outlook much the same as we have for the next couple of days. A little is beginning to go a long way.

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JULY 6/05

By: GRANDMANAN, 6:39 AM EDT on July 06, 2005

Foggy this AM, and already one good shower. No wind, and expected to have rain for the next 24 hours. Temp at 12C. Rain is good as the gardens, and lawn need a little soaking. Hopefully it will do its' thing and move off for the weekend.
Herring around, seined the gulley yesterday. MISTRESS got her load, but night before 2 square miles solid fish, last night took three sets to get laod.

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JULY 5/O5

By: GRANDMANAN, 6:25 AM EDT on July 05, 2005

Foggy with sw wind this AM. Looks as if will burn off in short order. Temp. 11C, and expected to rise to 20-22C before end of the day.
MISTRESS got herring on the Grand Manan Banks enough for a hold full to Nova Scotia, and enough to get our plant started also.
Lawn is caught up for the next few days, and flower gardens just about weeded.

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JULY 4/O5

By: GRANDMANAN, 6:24 AM EDT on July 04, 2005

Clear this AM, with no wind. Temp already 15C, and hazy. Looks like another good weather day to begin the week. Got the lawns done by the shore yesterday, and will attack the pushmower part today.
FUNDY MISTRESS went looking for herring last night, do not know if successful as yet.

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JULY 3/O5

By: GRANDMANAN, 7:20 AM EDT on July 03, 2005

Finally a clear day wind has changed to the west, and a beautiful Sunday AM. Temp to go to mid 20'sC before the day is out. Will BBQ chicken for the gang, and mow the lawn down to the shore. Boys going seining tognight for the first time this season, herring on Nova Scota shore so will wait and see.

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JULY 2/O5

By: GRANDMANAN, 6:56 AM EDT on July 02, 2005

Another foggy dreary day with fog, and slight breeze from ssw. Conflicting forcasts Canadian says today will be as is now, the US guy says wind to go westerly and clear. Need the wind change to move out the fog. Temp still below normal by sevral degrees.

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CANADA DAY

By: GRANDMANAN, 6:40 AM EDT on July 01, 2005

Another foggy morning with no breeze evident.Forcast same thing for the holiday weekend. Not good for the celebrations planned in Seal Cove. No respit until Sunday, and then sun will bring the mosquitos, another bit of nature to complain aobut.

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