Now that I’ve announced the passing of the Pants, I have some catching up to do on this blog thing. There’s stuff from closing time that I still haven’t shared and other random news.
Between the time that I left Action Island in late August to go back to work and came back to close over Labor Day, the island saw a few storms. The weather was pretty terrible closing weekend with high winds and ridiculous waves. Most people’s docks went missing or became damaged. Our cottagers’ association dock on the mainland was more of a swimming platform than a dock, as we had to go through waist high water to even get to it and even the heavy duty anchoring chains on the municipal dock had broken. Though our dock looks bad, at least we didn’t have any of those issues.
It’s usually not this crooked…
and it’s normally flat. I have no idea how it got like this.
Here are some of the waves that I’m talking about.
To keep up with the February countdown, here’s another pic taken from my December 2002 trip up north. Here I am sitting on the pier in town. You can see the Island Queen hibernating further down the dock. Looking at the footprints, I think that there were only a few people that made the trip out to the end of the pier that day.
After coming back from town today and getting in our boat at the mainland, we noticed this curious note that was written on a piece of bark. It was laying on the back seat of the boat. There was no name on it, so we’ll have to see who decides to visit us tonight. It took us a while to decipher what it said, but it looks like it says “can we visit tonight? Turn on your cell”.
Here’s a video I shot this past weekend of the local cottage association’s mainland dock. All of the cottage association’s members live on islands, so we leave our cars on the mainland. When we need to go to town, we leave our boats at this dock and walk to where we leave our cars. Because of the awkward water level this summer, we can’t use our high water dock on the mainland because the water is still too low, but the water is too high to use the usual low water dock. To make up for this, the association has added some interesting connector pieces. Not everyone can say that they have to walk the plank and use a teeter totter to get to their boat.