FRIDAY, JANUARY 13/12

By: GRANDMANAN , 11:52 AM GMT on January 13, 2012

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Quiet this morning, a dramatic change in the weather, last night high winds and rain. This morning a slight SW draft, temp 5C expect to have drizzle and higher temps till overnight. Fog in the harbour, Ross Island is not visible.

Kids stumbling around getting ready for school, they were quite convinced that last night's weather conditions meant no school today.

Alarms going at the complex, went to check the situation, found no power in the northern part of the island the cause for the situation. Power restored early evening, no such problem in our area, just a few flickers indicating a problem.

Emily travelling tomorrow, some event at Quispam that she 'invited' to attend. Don't see her much on the weekends this past few weeks.

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4. boardertown2
11:12 PM GMT on January 13, 2012
Rob for your flat land bud, we took water temp. every watch,water in the bay warmest in mid fall a man in good shape could last 20 min. if you could swim







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3. palmettobug53
5:51 PM GMT on January 13, 2012
Hi, Rob!

LOL, plapman.

I'll never forget one time, when I was still in school, we got a 'snow' day. Not much snow, really, it was mostly just ice on the roads and bridges. The school buses are not equiped for conditions like that, so they cancelled school.

Mama dropped me off at a friend's house on Folly Beach to spend the day. They allowed horses on the beach back then, my friends owned horses and we wanted to go riding. Got all geared up, by raiding one of my friend's brother's longjohns. We were bundled up to the eyeballs.

We're astride and ambling down the beach, when a van pulled up and parked. A bunch of kids (college age, probably) poured out, running for the water and shedding clothes, as they went.

We sat there, totally gobsmacked. We wouldn't dip a toe in until the water temp was above 70 degrees F.

After we snapped out of it, as we walked the horses up towards the road, we noticed the license plate on the van: it was Canadian.
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2. chunks
5:09 PM GMT on January 13, 2012
Mornin Rob:

We have fog all the way up to Hampton so can't imagine what in town would be like. No wind at the moment and light drizzle. Warm.

Shovelling last night a bit of a time as it was blowing all about. However, good exercise after all the yummy food we had for the 'storm party'.

Wait until Emily starts University. You will have to go over to visit her as there is always a reason why they 'can't come home this weekend'. By third year though they want to come home for peace and quiet. Then we have had peace and quiet so we don't want them to come home so much. :) It never balances.

I was laughing about Plap's note. My two can't wait to get to Grand Manan each summer. They head for the Seal Cove beach, lay out the towels and then run head first into the water. When they come out they are frozen - which is the plan - and then layout on their towels and warm sand to get toasty. They have no problem with surfing at Deep Cove either. Me - no way! I take pictures and freeze my ankles like Plap. Kids commented last summer that the water seemed to be warmer???

Anyway - have a good one.

Word. Chunks.
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1. plapman
1:12 PM GMT on January 13, 2012
Good morning Rob.
Keep those ankle weights close by. if you get blown off the island it's a long cold swim to land again.
Funny how as kids grow up the less we see of them. I guess it's part of the breaking away from the nest process.
Does the water temp in the bay drop during winter? When I had my sail on the Fundy Mistress the water temp was a cold 12C. The Grand mannaner's are a lot tougher than me. I've never been able to go into the bay past my knees before my feet started to hurt yet the Island folks are out enjoying the swim. I guess I'm spoiled by swimming in the southern part of Lake Manitoba which is like a heated pool in July.
Have a good day.
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