Today was such a pretty winter day. Sunny and still. I forget how warm 28º can feel when there is no wind. It was also the kind of day known as a weather breeder. Today’s high pressure system is going to suck low pressure right into its place as it moves out of here tomorrow. That means snow and high winds for us. I’ve heard a range of predictions for snowfall ranging from 2″ to 12″. On the islands we’ll be prepared for boat cancelations and power outages. We’ll just have to take what we get because, “What can you do eh? Not much I know.” (A little nod to my Canadian friends Angie and Marly, that.)
I finished writing my column for next month’s Working Waterfront newspaper and went off island on the 11:30 boat to get my hair cut and stock up on groceries. I pass this road sign every time I’m on my way out of Northeast Harbor and it just cracks me up. I can’t even tell you how many times I have thought I should stop and take a picture, but in seconds I’m past the sign and dealing with the suddenly rough pavement 30 yards beyond the sign. Today I remembered.