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    Default The End.......

    The recent horrid weather has brought this year's season to a quick and unexpected end. Darren and Carol Nixon, Eric and Kathy Strutz, and Tim Grzybowski and David Larson were just ahead of me on a rapid exit to Lake of the Woods. Darren filmed my graceful approach as you can all appreciate. When I say in the nick of time, I really mean it. Next morning the landing was locked in.



    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KTfe0rHDP7I
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    Frank Walsh

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    To me that looked like a graceful landing. How did you make it home by Airboat or Mailman?

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    Neither. Was going to do the mailman shuffle, but decided against it with the skim ice from Brush. Had a neighbor that keeps his boat on the island come get us. Pretty much ice from Flag Island already.



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    Frank Walsh

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    That happened quickly!

    How long until we see if the Bomber will start?

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    Shut us out quickly, but not progressing very fast. This morning, had about 1/2 mile of ice for the first time. But lots of wind, and a warm up starting. Planning on the first airboat trip on Monday. Weather permitting. Sleds are out, and using them daily on the grounds. Have about 6 inches of snow on the ground. Don't see bombers for a while. Unless a very cold snap hits. Fricken winds today gusting into the 30s. Can't recall a windier month.
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    Frank Walsh

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    Is the ice early this year or about typical, despite happening very quickly?

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    About what it used to be when we first moved here. Been getting later and later over the years. But more of a problem as we are landlocked, and no hard freeze in sight.
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    Air boat or nothing at the moment then. Does the post get out still at the moment or do you have to wait for hard ice?

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    Here is a little more video !!
    https://youtu.be/QZSGE0ryPso
    Darren

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    Either airboat, or my Bell 47 Jet Ranger. Barely making ice, so after a premature end, a prolonged freeze up. Mail has to come by airboat (weather permitting), and I'm the guy that volunteered to run it to and from the island this year. Probably tomorrow.
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    Frank Walsh

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    Great video. Think I'll use these for my fall advertising campaign. Guaranteed to fill the place......NOT!!!!
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    Frank Walsh

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    Perfect Tim will be so happy LOL

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    That looked very brave with the plough. Had visions of it slithering down the ramp!

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    Here's a pic of the Frito Bandito actually delivering the mail with the help of my neighbor Dick. Looks colder than it was......


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    Not exactly Sully Sullenberger piloting that thing.Likely no 'miracle on the Hudson' thing happening there.

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    Insulting a civil servant..... How low.
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    Frank Walsh

    Web Site: http://www.baystorecamp.com

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