Tuesday, July 18, 2006 (Day 5):

 

Rain finally stopped about 11:00 a.m. and I just had time to make some porridge by hauling out my naphtha stove before the wind came up and the rain started again.  In no time there were huge waves on the little lake. 

 

There was another break in the rain in the late afternoon where I quickly whipped up a freeze-dried meal on my naphtha stove.  I just finished supper when it poured rain once again and then began blowing strongly from the west.

 

I tucked in for the night thinking how great it was to be in a sheltered location in a snug tent, as I went to sleep to the sound of waves crashing on the beach.

 

Wednesday, July 19, 2006 (Day 6):

 

The lake was still covered in white caps, although I was able to resume cooking with wood and conserve my stock of naphtha.  I heard all about the crisis in the Middle East on my pocket-sized short wave radio.  Note my fireshield sitting on a boulder in the meadow, with a stock of semi-dry dead wood behind it.

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