Sunday, July 15, 2012

The "Baskerville Effect"

Grand Marais MN (High 77 Low 59 at the water)

Paul and Mary from Bullwinkle's Travels commented on our recent posting about using Weatherbase to find good spots for the summer that they always seem to have unseasonable weather. That got us thinking about our luck when traveling.

Let's call this the "Mythbusters" portion of our blog. There is no global warming, or climate change, or whatever they are calling it these days; it is the "Baskerville Effect". Whenever we arrive at location known for cool temperatures in the summer, like Grand Marais Minnesota our current location, we have found that after almost 3 years of full-timing that you can add at least 10 degrees to the temperature. Sometimes we have set records for high temperatures like we did last summer on the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. When we get in a remote place like Grand Marais the whole country has to warm up so that the heat can get as far north as we are. We apologize to the rest of the country for the heat wave this summer.

We just hope that if we acknowledge the "Baskerville Effect" maybe it will be lessened in the future.

Till next time,

Bob and Jo


  1. You bring heat; we bring rain. I rather be in your shoes.

  2. We bring extremes! Everywhere we go we hear the locals say, "This is the hottest/coldest/wettest/driest/windiest weather we've had in years!" Like you, now that we've acknowledged it maybe it'll dial back a bit. We can only hope! Just once we'd love to hear, "Chamber of Commerce day, ain't it? Thanks for bringing it with ya, folks!"

    Thanks for the shout out. We enjoy your blog.