Archive | January 21, 2018

Frozen “Alton Bay”, Lake Winnipesaukee, NH, On Another 40°F Day — January 21, 2018.

by Anura Guruge

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Yesterday was our lake, ‘Halfmoon Lake‘. Today, the second-spring like day in a row we opted to venture a bit further, just for the change. So, went to our local bay, Alton Bay, on the BIG Lake, i.e., Lake Winnipesaukee. This used to be OUR lake; I lived waterfront on it from 1997 — 2007, in Meredith and Gilford; for the last seven-years of that just 8′ from the water.

We got there around 3:15pm and it was UNUSALLY quiet. In total 5 people on the Bay and maybe a couple more in the Parking Lot. Why? Everybody else was at home watching the NE Patriots. It was kind of funny.

It was nice as you can tell from the pictures. We walked around on the ice. I like that. It is the only time these days that I feel as I am walking on water.

Dogs loved it.

They are getting ready for the ‘Airport on Ice‘. New yellow cones that we have not seen before.


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The Laconically Hilarious “Detectorists”, Series 3, From The BBC, Is Now On “Acorn TV”.

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I RAVED about this show when it first aired on Acorn in 2015.

It is blinking, bloody brilliant. Dry, quirky, understated British humor at its sparkling best. The characters are a riot and the dialogue, pithy, but priceless.

Then to boot, you have this gorgeously melodic music from Johnny Flynn. Here, try out the opening soundtrack …

We watched Episode 1 of Series 3 on Saturday and it was beyond good.

If you can get it, do NOT miss it. It is a CLASSIC.

Oh, you also get to see a yellow TR7 — albeit, a hardtop.

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‘Acadia National Park’ (Maine) Remains Partially Open Despite 2018 Government Shutdown.

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Despite the Shutdown that started at midnight Friday, Acadia National Park stayed partially open on Saturday, January 20, 2018 and the plans are that that would continue to be the case Sunday.

Only a very small section of the Park Loop Road, on Mount Desert Island, is open — due to snow and ice. They will not be opening any new stretches during the Shutdown.

All the toilets are closed and I assume as are the Visitor Centers. The Park Rangers will also not respond to any emergencies. You will have to call 911 and get State or Town help.

But, they have NOT closed the gates! That is good — but that can change.

An irony of such Shutdowns is that they STOP updating Government Websites! So, you can’t find the latest status of Park closing on the Web. They will not be answering the phone either.

But, for now, this is better than what happened during the 2013 Shutdown when they did close the gates pretty early on.

I will try to keep you posted.

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