Thursday, January 03, 2008

Back On Your Head...
Coffee Break Is Over

That's the punch line to a joke, and if you ever see me I will be glad to tell it to you. I could have just as well used the title: Just when you thought it was safe....

A new year, and there is lots of snow on the ground. When it melts (I assume it will, eventually... but I digress), it should help (re)fill Lake Michigan. At least a bit. There are, however, a few caveats here.

One is that snow (like Iodine) can deffervese. That is, go from a solid to a gaseous state without ever melting. Bummer. The next is that it isn't melting just now, but it will this weekend. Mean while, the lake is low and is, according to reports, expected to drop further. North of here, they had to put up some crime-scene-type-tape so that people wouldn't run into a ship wreck that was totally exposed.

So, a new year and an old problem. As it turns out, this is not the lowest the lake has ever been. Perhaps there is hope for us all.

Paddle safe...

DS

3 comments:

Capt'n "O" Dark 30 & Super Boo said...

I've always wanted to walk (I mean paddle) to Michigan. :-/

DaveO said...

Having our fresh water evaporate and/or drain into the North Atlantic is disconcerting at best. One would hope the officials in charge would remove their collective thumbs from their nether regions, cut all the 'studies' bs, and do something constructive. You can now walk from Washington Island to Rock Island State park on the tip of Door County with a pair of hip boots!

Silbs said...

And how likely is that to happen??