MONDAY, NOVEMBER 25/13

By: GRANDMANAN , 11:44 AM GMT on November 25, 2013

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Cloud cover relenting a bit at a time, the westerly wind refuses to let up, a cold -8C giving a windchill of -16C, uncomfortable is a word for sure. A mixed bag for next few days, moderation of temps, a swing of the wind to the south giving 'wintry mix' back to wind and cold by end of the week. Marine not giving any let up in the amount of wind, no matter what direction it is coming from.

Rob returned to the Big Smoke on 3:20PM trip yesterday, snow squalls and high wind make for night driving a bit more of a concern. He would at least have most of the trip complete by dark.

Emily on the side, filling a few shifts between the Transfer Station and Redemption Centre, any opportunity for cash flow works for her.

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11:51 AM GMT on November 26, 2013
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3. chunks
6:08 PM GMT on November 25, 2013
Dear Rob:

Yet another day here, as well, of wind. Not gale force at least but it is still darn freakin cold. That olde el norte can really take a good bite out of you. :) Glad to hear that a few of the fellows decided not to risk it and go out. Cannot imagine hauling trap with a freezing spray warning. Although, when the season starts in November when would be a 'good' day. Arg.

Sarah is supposed to return home in early December. However, I hate to put that down because it would be absolutely no big deal for them to decide to stay here or there if the mood struck them. We are shotting for around Dec. 4/5 --- I think. She has a job until the end of December if she wants it so I am hoping that they stay on schedule. Would save dad and I's pocket book a bit.

It must be frustrating as heck for Emily to have her brother come home for the weekend and probably make more than she does in two weeks. In Grand Manan, at least, it is still sort of a man's world with the fishery. Really, I don't think women should be lifting and lugging huge weights but .... I didn't say that out loud. I would be shot by the feminists here. :)

Really, I have said the heck with even attempting anything outside. So, inside stuff it is. Never at a loss that is for sure.

Hold on to your hat and have a great day.

Word. Chunks.
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2. GRANDMANAN
4:22 PM GMT on November 25, 2013
A windy and damned cold afternoon to ya, wind appears to be moderating a bit, supposed to shift and come back with same intensity very soon.

A few the boats out, another group will "have a look at it" at noon. Uncomfortable working conditions would be overly kind to describe the workplace this whole week.

Managed to get more lights strung, plan is to have a lighting on Saturday, most of the trees are ready, now need to put and stake off the remainder, too cold and windy or at least that is my story to get it completed this weekend.

A bit of the Ross Lighthouse being salvage by souvenir hunters, and supposedly some of the more distinct parts salvaged in hopes of putting the museum, remains to be seen if this is correct or not.

Sarah returning to North America soon?

Stay warm and out of the wind.

Rob
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1. GRANDMANAN
11:52 AM GMT on November 25, 2013
Morning David, assuming you are in the throes of January also, damned cold but southerly will give a respite from the temps for a few hours at least.

Lobster landings, for this area, unprecedented for most of the boats. Quality great, market must need them as tractor trailer loads going out of here on a daily basis. A new tank house getting motion is storing a few to train personnel, believe the capacity in the 350K range, with plans to double that by next season, lobster pounds are a thing of the past for storing and speculating on the critters.

Weather a concern, seems we have had to endure high winds and cold for the entire Season, with no relief in sight. Winter fishing for sure, boats are big but still lots of rockin and rollin before the day is complete, a young man game for sure.

Will this weather make it difficult for you to make to the U.S., I suppose being main westerly your ferry will be in the lee travelling back and forth.
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