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Epilogue: The Last Stand

On Monday morning Tanya and I get up at 0400. There is a slight breeze from the north but it is nothing to speak of. Today is the day. I run the generator for one last time to top off … Continue reading

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Epilogue: Relaxation

Over the next two days we really relax and enjoy the Rock. Saturday morning we notice the seals creeping up quite close to the house. Then the peregrine falcon shows up again. We being wondering if our presence has an effect on … Continue reading

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Epilogue: Get to the Chopper

In the morning I arise and check the weather. It is 13 kts gusting to 17. Great news! I call Ben from Coastal Helicopter to check in. He is going to head to the airport and will check back in … Continue reading

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Epilogue: Second Wind

Our new friends settle right into life exploring and experiencing the Rock. Tanya and I turn back into hosts, doing our best to keep people comfortable. All of our previous routines are gone and replaced with new ones. The dining … Continue reading

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Day Thirty-Four: Saying Goodbye

18 February 2014 (Tuesday) Wake up at 0600. As predicted the winds have come around and the ramp cove is calm. The occasional small roller piles in but all of yesterday’s energy is dissipated. Encouraging news. I call Chris Candage, who … Continue reading

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Day Thirty-Three: End Game

17 February 2014 (Monday) Wake up at 0730. Tomorrow is supposed to be our last day at Mount Desert Rock but we now have some complications. It looks like we will get a very short weather window in the morning, … Continue reading

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Day Thirty-Two: More Generator Problems

16 February 2014 (Sunday) Wake up at 0630 having slept very well back in a real bed. It was howling all night and the windows are iced up. MDR is sheeted in snow and ice and the winds are whipping … Continue reading

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