August 12, 2008 in Keepers Log, More Logbook

Cool, cool summer

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Yesterday was unseasonably cool. On average, August is cooler than July. Evenso, Yesterday was surprisingly chilly. Overcast, breezy and rainy, the day felt more like early autumn than late summer. It was perfect for a long afternoon nap under a quilt with windows open and breezes blowing through the lighthouse. In the evening, I put on a long-sleeve flannel shirt to stay warm. At the first hint of cold, my thoughts turned towards winter preparations: cutting firewood, ordering kerosene, storing up coal…

From recent rains, the water temperature has noticeably dropped. Usually, by late summer, the river temperature approaches that of bath water. No doubt I’ll appreciate a swim in the cool river on a hot day in late August, but for now, I’ll put on an extra layer of clothing and drink some hot tea.

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