By: GRANDMANAN , 11:49 AM GMT on November 20, 2013

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A bright red sun showing over Ross Island, about the only positive from looking outside. Temp a cool -2C being pushed around with NW40-40KPH, giving a wind-chill of -10C, winter not far away.

Fleet fishing yesterday, by afternoon a tough spot to be due to high wind. Wind to be a factor for remainder of the week. Catch appears to be holding, in some cases still on the increase, not the norm after First Day. Soon will know the price for last week, a bit of optimism in the community with the prospect of good catch and a better price, still not near what was a few years ago.

Rob now eighteen and in possession of his personal COSTCO CARD, a right of passage that I was not aware of till yesterday, times they are a changing.

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3. MarshviewDar
11:58 PM GMT on November 20, 2013
So sad about the Ross Island lighthouse. Too much wind and no upkeep. Hope they can erect some sort of a memorial using the top of the lighthouse.
Member Since: September 23, 2012 Posts: 7 Comments: 61
6:49 PM GMT on November 20, 2013
Afternoon CHUNKS, indeed the wind is a blowin for sure, the ROSS ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE is no more, sometime overnight the strong westerly's took her down. A sad sight for sure, I never made the connection this morning I always am looking out over the harbour with coffee and computer, an example of looking but not seeing I guess.

Some boats out today, westerly allows those traps close to the island to be in the lee enough to work, can't imagine getting too far off shore before things would be nasty. Catch level remains high, quality of the critter is great.

Good to hear Sarah thinking of returning to the home place, indeed time has a habit of disappearing in short order. Only disappears at a greater speed as your time moves on, didn't think that was possible, but seems to be the case.

Stay warm and have good one.

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1. chunks
5:19 PM GMT on November 20, 2013
Dear Rob:

Can't imagine being on the water - yesterday or today. The banshees were 'screaming' in the wires all night, which made it impossible to sleep. I am like a walking zombie. The wind is still screaming out there and it is cold, cold, cold. This, however, I will take in comparison with what Newfoundland is to get. It appears we dodged that bullet but, like you say, winter is not too far off.

The daughter has informed that they will indeed be travelling home in about two weeks, which puts them in to December. I seriously can't even imagine where the time has gone. It seems like they just left and that was the end of September. There will be a lot of stories to tell, and a lot that will never be told, no doubt.

Well, the chores await. Have a good one. Bundle up and hold on to your hat.

Word. Chunks.
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