Dec 18-07

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2007: December: Dec 18-07
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Photos by Tom Cook
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Photos by Tom Cook


By
Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Tuesday, December 18, 2007 - 05:52 am:

Tom Cook was out and about in the Munising area after dark and came upon several signs lit up. The one off in the distance tells us that he has arrived at the Munising High School, which is just as you come into town from the west on US 28. But the sign on the left of the top photo and then closer up in the second photo is the one Tom was amused with. Seems like an obvious observance that when there is ice present, it would be slippery. But there must be an explanation as to why they thought a sign was necessary for such an apparent danger lurking under the snow. No matter, the reason, it is a good warning to heed this time of year when you're walking about, otherwise you may end up lying on the ground looking up or face down in the snow.


By Cindy, New Baltimore, MI (Cindy) on Tuesday, December 18, 2007 - 06:00 am:

What's unique to me about this high school is that it is on waterfront property. We always drive into the parking lot when we pass by on our way to the Keweenaw. I hope the teachers and students appreciate how great it must be to look out the window and see Lake Superior. I know that would get me through the day!


By Charlie at Pasty Central (Chopper) on Tuesday, December 18, 2007 - 06:04 am:

There was a question yesterday asking which house was ours in Neil Harri's Eagle River aerial. Here's another angle, and ours is the brown home in the middle of the photo - the one with the garage door open. Not quite enough resolution to make out the person standing there waving... me :o)

ER

By
kosk in Toronto (Koskintoronto) on Tuesday, December 18, 2007 - 06:25 am:

You sure are living in a spectacular location, Charlie. I think I see
you, but I can't tell if you're waving.


By Helen in the U. P.! (Lahelo) on Tuesday, December 18, 2007 - 06:37 am:

Yup it's Charlie alright!
Good Morning everyone.


By Carole (Carole) on Tuesday, December 18, 2007 - 07:23 am:

Mary, the highway going thru Munising is M28, not US28.


By JH (Thumbgardener) on Tuesday, December 18, 2007 - 07:28 am:

Cindy, we thought the same thing when we drove past that school. What an awesome place to be able to go to school.


By Margaret, Amarillo TX (Margaret) on Tuesday, December 18, 2007 - 07:34 am:

The snow all over the ground reminds me of living in God's country. Not a single blade of yellow anywhere to be seen. Thank you, thank you. Now if only my high school here would be on lakefront property.


By Marsha, Genesee/Aura (Marsha) on Tuesday, December 18, 2007 - 08:25 am:

I guess all us pastycammers think alike! We often drive into the high school parking lot, too. I always wonder how those kids can concentrate when those big "yooper flakes" are falling. (No that's not a kind of cereal sold only in the UP!) I have always referred to them as yooper flakes, because they are bigger than ours down here! Really! I have the same thoughts when I drive by elementary schools in some of the areas up there. Maybe the kids don't notice the snow coming down like I do. Munising has such a pretty view, although often foggy. That's part of the charm there.


By Brooke (Lovethekeweenaw) on Tuesday, December 18, 2007 - 08:40 am:

I also would be too busy looking out the window, they do have a nice view there.


By David C Cloutier (Dccloutier) on Tuesday, December 18, 2007 - 10:30 am:

Charlie you are awesome! Thanks for humoring me...


By Bob Gilreath (Bobg) on Tuesday, December 18, 2007 - 10:39 am:

Talking about Captian obvious signs, we always get a chuckle out of the stretch of US2 just before superior wisconsin where they spent a ton of money
for signs that say:

RIGHT
TURN
LANE

with an arrow pointing to the right turn lane.

guess they have a little trouble with right and left in that county ;-)


By David C Cloutier (Dccloutier) on Tuesday, December 18, 2007 - 11:59 am:

Bob, I suppose it depends if you are driving forwards or backwards...


By Smfwlk (Trollperson) on Tuesday, December 18, 2007 - 12:24 pm:

Charlie: thanks for showing us where you live. When I was UP there in November, I was wondering where your place was - how lucky you are to be living in such a great place!


By 4WDGreg (4wdgreg) on Tuesday, December 18, 2007 - 12:48 pm:

We used to get up to Munising every summer when I was a kid. We would stay at my Grandparent's cottage about halfway down FH 13 towards Manistique. I always loved the shores of Lake Superior and the waterfalls! Since then, the Nature Conservancy has helped open access to a couple of more waterfalls up near the hospital.
I remember driving along the road (somewhere) with dad and him pointing up towards a hole in a rock faced wall and telling us that in springtime, there would be water gushing out of the hole. Does that sound familiar to anybody?


By Laurie B. (Ratherberiding) on Tuesday, December 18, 2007 - 01:28 pm:

Does anyone know of a good Finnish to English translator site? Thanks.


By Mike R New Berlin WI (Miker) on Tuesday, December 18, 2007 - 02:02 pm:

Laurie, I use www.freedict.com/onldict/fin.html
There seems to be a lot of UP Finnspeak not in that dictionary.


By FRNash/PHX, AZ (Frnash) on Tuesday, December 18, 2007 - 02:13 pm:

Laurie B. (Ratherberiding):
… "a good Finnish to English translator site?"


I'm not sure there's a good one,
but here's the one I use the most: InterTran

That is just one of the many here: Langenberg.com (but about the only one that's at all useful for Finnish).

and two more, of limited value:
1. Freedict.com
2. English-Finnish-Enlish dictionary

Regardless of which you use they don't seem to handle the case endings too well, which will drive you nuts!


By FRNash/PHX, AZ (Frnash) on Tuesday, December 18, 2007 - 02:22 pm:

Mike R New Berlin WI (Miker) was right about "UP Finnspeak" (a.k.a Finnglish)!

Here are a few more references: TranslationExperts.com , mostly very expensive, though!

I would kinda like to have their InteractiveTran product, but at $70.00 US for the 30,000 word edition and $125.00 for the 60,000 word edition, that's a bit rich or my wallet!


By Lisa Walters (Ypsilisa) on Tuesday, December 18, 2007 - 03:13 pm:

Sigh. I'm so jealous of people who live up there. I hope to end up in
the Keweenaw in about 10-12 years.


By David C Cloutier (Dccloutier) on Tuesday, December 18, 2007 - 04:15 pm:

Since it is nearly the winter solstice, I was wondering what time it gets dark in Eagle River these days. Can anyone tell me? Here in Littleton, Colorado it is dark by 4:30pm, but the mountains block the sun, so it gets dark pretty early along the front range.


By FRNash/PHX, AZ (Frnash) on Tuesday, December 18, 2007 - 04:51 pm:

For today, December 18, 2007, at Eagle River, MI:
Astronomical Twilight Begins Nautical Twilight Begins Civil Twilight Begins Sunrise Sunset Astronomical Twilight Ends Nautical Twilight Ends Civil Twilight Ends
6:44AM
7:21AM
8:00AM
8:36AM
5:04PM
5:39PM
6:19PM
6:56PM

Definitions: Wikipedia:Twilight


By FRNash/PHX, AZ (Frnash) on Tuesday, December 18, 2007 - 06:18 pm:

Ooops, just a little transposition error there (haste makes waste!) … let me try that again:

For today, December 18, 2007, at Eagle River, MI:
Astronomical Twilight Begins Nautical Twilight Begins Civil Twilight Begins Sunrise Sunset Civil Twilight Ends Nautical Twilight Ends Astronomical Twilight Ends
6:44AM
7:21AM
8:00AM
8:36AM
5:04PM
5:39PM
6:19PM
6:56PM

Definitions: Wikipedia:Twilight

You can compute these values yourself,
either with this Sunrise/Sunset Computer
or with this Sunrise/Sunset Computer (for the experienced)

I used the latter, with the Lat/Lon values for Eagle River MI
= N47 24.832', W88 17.•••' ¬ the latter value is point seven four one).

Stupid profanity checker!


By Snowman (Snowman) on Tuesday, December 18, 2007 - 06:33 pm:

FRNash, watts the problum, it loocked gud tu me? Remmember, too air is onlie hewman.


By Jeff Kalember (Jeffkal) on Tuesday, December 18, 2007 - 07:24 pm:

Charlie - how many steps from your back porch/door to Lake Superior? You lucky dog.


By Charlie at Pasty Central (Chopper) on Wednesday, December 19, 2007 - 07:48 am:

It's about 200 yards, down the hill, then up and over the dunes. Some old shots from the archives, here's the view looking down to the Lake and back up:

down
up

By
kosk in Toronto (Koskintoronto) on Wednesday, December 19, 2007 - 08:00 am:

Wow!


By Darcy Morden (Darcidoe) on Wednesday, December 19, 2007 - 06:04 pm:

I went to High School in Munising for one year and all of the window sills (in the classrooms) are at about 5'-0" or so above the floor. If I remeber correctly the view from the cafeteria was pretty though.


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