Keeping up with this blogging business is a challenge. Talking about life and times at Split Rock Lighthouse is the main purpose of this blog, but everyone here is so busy running to keep up with the high visitation, preparing for next year’s centennial and battening down for winter that chatting sometimes takes a back seat. No excuses.
For those who have made it to the lighthouse and the North Shore this fall it has been a mixed bag of weather. A record warm September followed a very cool summer. Now, the first snowfall has come in the form of an inch or so last Saturday morning. I spent last Saturday putting up the storm windows on our home in the middle keeper’s dwelling in a strong wind. That job is always an indication that summer, and even autumn, are over. Even with the freezing nights the fall colors have lasted a couple of weeks later than normal. This upcoming weekend is teacher’s workshop weekend in Minnesota, which means the kids, and most of the teachers, get a four-day weekend. This will also be the last weekend of the regular tour season at Split Rock. Now, the next major event with be the Edmund Fitzgerald Beacon Lighting on November 10.