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Wednesday, March 29, 2017




Wednesday, 8:30 AM.  35 degrees F at the ferry dock, 32 on the back porch.  Wind NE, mostly calm with light to moderate gusts.  The sky is cloudy and overcast, with the sun struggling to shine through, the humidity 85%.  The barometer has begun to fall, currently at 30.37".  The next ten days are predicted to have high temperatures in the 40's and 50's, with mixed skies and no precipitation.
   We saw our first robins of the spring this morning; they must have arrived yesterday. Robin migration is very complicated, with some flocks not moving very far and others flying great distances.  It is a fascinating subject, about which I personally know very little.
   Yesterday afternoon was sunny and the temperatures rose to nearly 50 degrees, so Buddy and I took the opportunity to go to the beach for a run and a walk, respectively.  It still is not good weather for shorts, and certainly not for dipping a toe in the water, but most of the ice is melted or blown away.
An occasional fisherman is wading the upper reaches of the Sioux River, but I think it is still too early for trout and salmon to run from the lake up rivers to their spawning beds.
   Daughter Eva, son-in-law Doug and granddaughter Katie arrived from Denver yesterday evening; grandson Nick is back in Denver attending college.  Their mission is to move the piano from Bayfield to Denver with a U-Haul trailer.  We may or may not miss some posts for a few days.

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