Sunday, May 27, 2012
Smoke on the Water U.P. Forest Fire
As I unloaded groceries, I smelled smoke. I thought that someone had perhaps started a campfire. As I stepped outside, the smoke haze was everywhere. My heart stopped--did we have a fire coming toward us? The wind was steep out of the north and north west.
I ran to close up the lodge and the motel windows. I noticed you could no longer see the other side of the lake! I thought about loading the computers and the dogs into the cars just in case.
Bill more logical, went into town and asked the guys at the bar what was going on. No nearby fires they new about, but the wind had shifted, and we were now directly downwind of the big fire.
I was relieved to hear the news, but I was still nervous with such a strong wind and so much smoke in the air.
By the next morning the wind had shifted again, and we were almost back to normal. Sunday night brought calm wind and a little rain to ease the fire and my nerves.
at 8:42 PM