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I got my hangar plowed out, repaired a broken water line, and fired up the '76 Volkswagen La Bamba. Two electric heaters took the bitter chill out of the place but the air still felt warmer on the hand inside the refrigerator than in the kitchen; an odd sensation. Whenever it warms up enough to sleep here, it will be warm enough to sleep in the VW so it may just be awhile before I'm officially 'home'.
The snow melted quickly on the 9th - the day I got back on the road - but more fell that night. How nice that would have been just weeks ago on Ko Chang with hundred degree temperatures and ninety per cent humidity … Locals scorn the winter that began around my second week in SE Asia in November and refuses to let up after more than five months.
After four days of sunny skies and strong southern winds the snow is once again melting fast. Ice on the nearby Escanaba River broke yesterday to expose a rippling flow of blue water. Spring is just around the corner and the snow and sunshine make for a fine time to be in the Upper Peninsula.
These are the recent week's pictures of the winter that didn't want to end.